I feel like every week this summer I have a new favorite salad recipe. Ok, this is REALLY my favorite salad so far!!! If summer fruits and veggies are like fireworks (they totally are), then when stone fruits and heirloom tomatoes hit their peak it’s like the best firework finale ever. You can make this is less than ten minutes. You might have extra vinaigrette to use later (a very good thing) I used fresh mozzarella here, but can I suggest burrata? Even blue cheese would be so good and take it in a whole new direction. Or skip the cheese altogether and add extra greens. YUM. Make it more than once and most importantly, make it your own <3.
for the vinaigrette:
¼ c. extra virgin olive oil
2 T. hot sauce
2 T. apple cider vinegar
drizzle of honey, to taste
salt and pepper to taste
for the salad:
2 lb. heirloom tomatoes, quartered or sliced
2 lb. ripe nectarines, sliced
1 small red onion, sliced
1-2 c. fresh basil leaves, left whole
2 ripe avocados, sliced
1 c. fresh mozzarella pieces (or a couple balls of burrata)
- In a small bowl whisk together the oil, hot sauce, apple cider vinegar, honey, salt and pepper.
- Arrange tomatoes, nectarines, red onion, basil, avocado and mozzarella on a large platter or individual serving bowls. Generously drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately.
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