Categories: Recipes Date: Oct 23, 2017 Title: Cherry Tomato Basil Salad
Looking for a quick and delicious take on a caprese salad? Look no further! This salad is loaded with cherry tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella, which can all be found at the market. Shake things up a bit by adding fresh mizuna or sliced cucumber - you will be hooked!
Make the basil oil by very finely chopping 3-4 of your basil leaves, and mixing with the olive oil and a small squeeze of lemon. (you can also do this in a food processor). Let that sit while you assemble everything else.
Toss together the cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, corn kernels and remainder of sliced basil with a bit of salt & pepper.
Drizzle basil oil on top (however much you want), along with a splash of balsamic vinegar.
Top with pine nuts and red pepper flakes. Serve with the remaining basil oil on the side.
Note vegan sub: replace mozzarella with chopped avocado