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caprese

I am sadly late in posting this, but these little beauties were from my summer garden! I grew the cherry tomatoes and the basil, and boy, were they yummy! I love growing herbs, you can just take scissors to your plant anytime you have a recipe that needs it. The caprese combo is a particular favorite of mine.

To make caprese bites, all you need is tomato, basil, and some mozzarella. You can also add some olive oil if you like, but it’s not necessary for this one.

If you don’t have cherry (or grape) tomatoes on hand, you can slice up a tomato and top with the basil and mozzarella.

Happy snacking!

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Cheers,

Laina

 


This meal is simple and yummy as well as very healthy!

You will need:

Salad-

  • 1 small lemon

    Lemon & Avocado Salad Ingredients

  • 1 small avocado
  • Cheese of choice (I used cheddar because I didn’t have any other cheese around, but I would suggest parmesan)
  • Lettuce or spinach (or both!)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Croutons

Dressing-

  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 3 tbs white or red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • Lemon juice (from the lemon above)

Directions:

  1. Rinse lettuce/spinach and rip into a large bowl.
  2. Grate as much lemon zest as your lemon allows over the lettuce.
  3. Cut the avocado into wedges and separate into your bowl.
  4. Sprinkle grated or crumbled cheese into the bowl.
  5. Add croutons, salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Using a sealable jar, squeeze the lemon into it and add the vinegar and olive oil. Seal and shake well. (Note: Depending on the size of your lemon you may want to squeeze half the lemon first and taste before adding the other half. I personally like a very lemony flavor!)
  7. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss.

Enjoy!

NOTE: If you are presenting this to company you may want to add the avocado last and arrange it nicely, as it tends to fall to the bottom when tossed.

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