Monday, March 19, 2012

Italian Inspired Salad


Without really intending to, it turned out that we ended up making very Italian inspired food today. Originally, our plan was just to make a simple pesto, but while at the supermarket, we ended up buying a wee bit of sun-dried tomatoes, material for the pesto and this amazing salad I first had at a ex-classmate's house party years ago.



The salad is very simple to make, but tastes incredibly fresh and is perfect for spring/summer weather. No doubt we'll be making this again.

Ease of Cooking Yummy Factor Apprx. Cost
HK$40 (US$5)
Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 2 small tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 ball fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • Few basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3tbsp balsamic vinegar

Method

  1. Place onion slices of about the same size as the tomato slices on top of the latter.
  2. Add a slice of mozzarella on top.
  3. Douse first with olive oil, and then with balsamic vinegar. Add more of either if desired.
  4. Place one basil leaf on top of each of the pieces.
  5. Refrigerate for at least half an hour before serving. Best served cold!