This is actually my very first recipe post…ever. So have patience with me.
I dedicate it to someone who has been an inspiration to me since I joined WordPress: mommyx4boys . She has some pretty cool recipes on her blog.
So if you hate this post, blame her. Visit her blog and blame her. That’s my advice. And if you like recipe posts, then visit her blog, blame her for my sorry attempt and check out her stuff.
Moving right along…
What You Will Need
- Olives (I prefer black but your choice)
- Feta cheese
- Mini bocconcini
- Aged balsamic vinegar
- Olive oil (optional)
What to do?
I cut up a tomato. I usually cut it into quarters, then eighths and then cut each section in half. I find one tomato is enough to make a bowl full, exactly like you see in the pictures.
Once you have your tomato all cut up and ready to roll, put some olives on. I use black because of their milder taste, but if you prefer green or only have green olives lingering around in your refrigerator, then go ahead and try them.
Next you want to add some cut up basil. Fresh is best, but you can use the pre-cut stuff if you want.
No need to be snooty about it, right?
Now add 5-6 balls of mini bocconcini and some delicious feta cheese. Don’t be shy with the feta!
Once you’ve thrown all of these wonderful ingredients together, sprinkle some aged balsamic vinegar over it. Keep in mind that aged balsamic vinegar is thicker than the salad dressing kind. It’s also more potent and more expensive. If you don’t have any or don’t want to spend $20+ on a small bottle of black gold, then just use any balsamic vinegar you might have or can cheaply buy.
I like to add a tablespoon of olive oil also, but that’s optional.
Mix it all together and you have a healthy, delicious salad. It’s quick and easy to make.
Last minute advice?
I don’t bother with measuring anything out for this salad. Just have some fun and play with it. You might have been told it’s not nice to play with your food, but it can be loads of fun. So season to taste and if you have a tomato garden, this recipe is perfect for you.
I adore this salad. I hope you try it and enjoy it as much as I do!