Friday, June 10, 2011

Simple Little Salad

Tomatoes + Mozzarella = The Perfect Couple

Say you receive a phone call from friends who are in the neighborhood. You have nothing in the fridge to offer them but some cherry tomatoes, mozzarella string cheese and Italian dressing. No problem! You have all the ingredients you need to whip up a really simple, yet impressive, version of Insalata Caprese. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half into a bowl and add string cheese slices at a 1:1 ratio. Stir in salad dressing to taste. Voila! You have a yummy little appetizer or side dish for your pals! Try mixing things up by adding herbs, such as basil, or substituting the Italian dressing for Balsamic vinaigrette or even olive oil, salt and pepper.

This little dish is really great for the dieters among you, too, because you can easily make a single serving salad with one stick of string cheese and a serving of cherry tomatoes. Leave off the dressing and just add salt and pepper to taste, if you wish. It’s low calorie, filling and delicious!

What are your favorite “uh oh, guests are coming, and I have nothing in my fridge” snacks? Chances are, I have nothing in my fridge, and I’m gonna need your suggestions!

Alison :)