Red White and Blue Salad for the 4th!
I am proud to be an American!
This is a great country, providing us with freedom and rights ~ the founders of America realized our God given rights when they wrote the Constitution.
The 4th of July is the perfect day to show your patriotism from fireworks, to your outfit, to good food for the day; which, segues to this delicious patriotic looking salad…
This tasty little salad is similar to Caprese Salad, substituting blueberries for basil. This would be an excellent use for any fresh tomatoes from your garden, I use grape tomatoes because of their sweetness and small size.
The light, lemony vinaigrette brings the tomatoes, mozzarella and berries all together. I go heavy on the ground pepper, and like more garlic, so make it with 3 cloves, minced. If it’s too lemony tasting for you, whisk in more oil. You can prep the ingredients ahead of time, but do not add the vinaigrette until just before serving.
It’s a colorful salad full of good flavor to accompany your grilled ribs, burgers, or chicken!
Red White and Blue Salad
1 quart grape tomatoes, halved, or your favorite tomato
1 cup blueberries
10 ounces mozzarella, cut into bite-size pieces
For the vinaigrette:
Juice of 1 lemon (about 2-3 tablespoons)
½ teaspoon lemon zest
1-3 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Combine tomatoes, mozzarella and blueberries in a bowl.
Whisk together vinaigrette ingredients in another bowl.
Add to tomato mixture and toss to coat all.
Season with salt and pepper.
HERE’S WISHING YOU ALL A
SAFE, FUN 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY!