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Sophie’s Divine Summer coloured salad!

A divine Seasonal strawberry, Buffalo mozzerella, muliticoloured tomato salad!
A divine Seasonal strawberry, Buffalo mozzarella, multicoloured tomato salad!

Yesterday evening, I made this tasty & divine multi coloured tomato & Buffalo mozzarella salad! I added fresh strawberries to it. Drizzled it with a divine aged balsamic vinegraitte & devoured it instantly with my loved one! This is easy to make, great in textures & flavours & great for dinner parties too! This is lovely with a crisp chilled rosé wine, like this lovely Fair trade rosé: Koopmanskloof, pinotage rosé, Stellenbosch 2012, wine of South-Africa! 

I buy mine in De OxfamWereldwinkel.

My lovely Rosé wine!
My lovely Rosé wine!

Read on how I made it all!

Check it out, my lovely one’s!

MMM!  Easy to prepare & great for a dinner party too! ;)
MMM!
Easy to prepare & great for a dinner party too! 😉

Recipe: for 2 full plates

Ingredients:

3 to 5 green zebra tomatoes: hulled, cut into thinner slices, so that you end up with 12 slices!

9 red cherry tomatoes: cut into 28 yellow cherry tomatoes, cut into 2

6 Kumato cherry tomatoes: cut into 2

10 yellow cherry tomatoes: cut into 2

black pepper

sea salt

3 handfuls of rocket leaves: cleaned & torn into 2 or 3 with your hands

1 + 1/2 of a good Italian brand Buffalo mozzarella balls, well-leaked out, pad dry on kitchen paper, cut into smaller rounds & then into 2

8 large basil leaves, cleaned & torn into smaller pieces

2 tablespoons of toasted pine nuts

10 large fresh strawberries, cleaned, hulled & sliced into 2 or 3 slices

balsamic vinaigrette:

a good old dark balsamic vinegar: 6 tablespoons

a fruity evoo: 10 tablespoons

black pepper, finely milled: 10 grins

Maldon sea salt: 1 teaspoon, crushed in your hand

 

 

Method:

1. Firstly, make your vinaigrette. Take a medium jam pot with fitted lid & add 10 tablespoons of a fruity evoo, 6 tablespoons of a good old dark balsamic vinegar, 10 grins of finely milled black pepper & 1 teaspoon of Maldon sea salt flakes, crushed in your hand. Screw the lid on & shake your jam pot up & down & up & down until the whole dressing is well emulsified. Taste. It has to taste fabulous! Set aside.

2. Take a medium bowl & ad rocket leaves (arugula ). Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of that balsamic vinaigrette over it. Add 3 grins of finely milled black pepper & a pinch or 2 of sea salt. With clean hands, mingle everything together. It has to taste fab! Take 2 lovely white plates & place onto each, in the middle, a good handful of the rocket mix. Spread it out a bit. It forms the base of your salad.

3. Around your salad, place 6 slices of your green zebra tomatoes, onto each plate. Divide your yellow cherry tomatoes, your Kumato cherry tomatoes & your normal red cherry tomatoes, over your 2 salads. Arrange them so that it all looks very nice & tasty! Arrange your sliced strawberries, between your tomato collection! Do that for the other plate too. Now, place your Buffalo mozzarella all over your salad & tuck it in besides your tomatoes & strawberries, all evenly divided between your 2 plates. Add your torn basil leaves, & scatter them all over your 2 plates. see that they also end up on your fresh strawberry slices because fresh basil goes so well with fresh strawberries! 🙂 Scatter your toasted pine nuts all over your 2 plates & finally, mingle your vinaigrette again because there will be separation between the oil & vinegar when it stands for a bit on the table. You don’t want that! Drizzle about 2 tablespoons of that tasty vinaigrette all over your salad & also so that some strawberry slices are covered with it! The balsamic vinegar goes so well with everything that is onto your divine plate! Tuck in straight away & place your dressing on your table, for extra vinaigrette, when you are eating your salad! A divine, tasty & seasonal top salad! Enjoy! Happy eating!

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Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

73 thoughts on “Sophie’s Divine Summer coloured salad!

  1. Hello Sophie,
    Your coloured salad looks very tastful and yummi, yummi! Well done!
    Mamalou

  2. Hi Sophie! I’ve never added fruit to my caprese-type salads, now I’m going to. What a lovely plate of healthy eating! Nice vinaigrette, too.

  3. You have great salad recipes. It’s high time I tried out one or two of them. I have just been browsing and I saw many lovely salads. Thanks for making the cookies and the salad, I hope you enjoyed them. Thanks for visiting my blog many times, I always notice you! I love this salad too, it looks great. I haven’t tasted Zebra tomatoes yet, Do they taste good? Have a lovely day!!!

    1. Thanks so much, Liz! Xxxx I absolutely love your recipes too! The green tomatoes do taste great , a little apart but juicy & tasty too!

  4. Tomato/Mozzarella salads are one of my FAVOURITE summer meals. And with all those beautiful multi-coloured tomatoes, it just can’t be beat! This looks truly mouth-watering. Paired with a rose it would be just perfect!! I have never thought to add strawberries to this type of salad but I will definitely be making this at some point this Summer! I’m leaving tomorrow for two weeks, so I can’t wait to see what you post and catch up when I’m back!!

  5. I love the variety of tomatoes – so much colour, taste and freshness. This is a lovely summer salad and yes, perfect with a chilled rose xx

  6. Lovely! Looks divine…can’t wait to have my garden beds installed…unfortunately it will most likely be next year that I can reap the benefits. Until then…farmer’s market here I come.

    1. OOOh, that’s too bad to hear, Jenny! But my tomatoes don’ t produce any fruit at the moment so I bought them too! 😉

  7. This looks amazing – I have used strawberries in a lentil,basil salad but never paired them like this. Looks very tasty!

  8. Love the addition of strawberries in a tomato/mozzarella salad. Never would have thought of it. That looks sooooooooo delicious!!!

  9. I love the varieties of tomatoes you can get over there Sophie. And the aged balsamic is a killer! I can’t even find it here. Great recipe!

  10. Those zebra tomatoes are gorgeous! I tried growing a similar type a few years back… but I got impatient and picked them too soon. I never did figure out how to determine when they were ripe.

    The salad is so colourful, lovely!

  11. I like this salad for the variety of ingredients used and all the bright colours. I am sure no one can resist trying these at a dinner table.

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