Saturday, August 14, 2010

Simple salad recipe, courtesy of Surfing Goat Dairy

Looking for a quick and easy to make salad to complement your delicious pasta dish?  Here’s a recipe from Surfing Goat Dairy that calls for Kula tomatoes and fresh goat cheese that fits the bill.

Maui Caprese    
Six vine ripe Kula tomatoes
1/3 cup fresh basil leaves,
Two tablespoons balsamic vinegar
One tablespoon olive oil

This lovely combination of tomato, fresh cheese and basil is an Italian classic. Instead of mozzarella we are using fresh goat cheese which adds a top notch to this appetizer.
Wash the tomatoes (tip: never put tomatoes in the fridge!) and basil and dry them off. Slice the tomatoes horizontally (1/4 inch) and slice the fresh goat cheese biscuits to a similar thickness.

Sprinkle a big white serving plate with salt and fresh cracked/grounded black pepper (use a peppermill! The pepper flavor is so much better) and arrange the tomato slices and goat cheese slices in slightly overlapping circles on that plate. Tear the basil leaves in small pieces, sprinkle them over the tomatoes/cheese circles, drizzle the olive oil and balsamic vinegar over it and season with salt and black pepper.

This Caprese is best if served immediately. Bon appetite!

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