When it is hot outside, there is nothing better than a fresh cool summer salad.
There are many benefits of a salad and eating raw fruits and vegetables daily.
They are a great source of fiber which helps you feel full so that you won’t overeat the rest of the meal.
You can use different oils and seeds to add healthy fats to your diet.
Using spinach as lettuce helps protect your heart and improve your skin.
And it is a great way to add herbs and other nutritional raw foods to your diet.
It is fun to use fresh ingredients from your local farmer's market during the summer.
Here is a recipe using peaches and fresh tomatoes. It also uses mozzarella cheese, which is not from the farmer's market. LOL!
TIP: When fresh peaches are cut open and exposed to air, they can start to brown. However, dipping the peach slices into lemon juice from a fresh lemon diluted in water will prevent browning.
This recipe takes about 15 min to make and serves 2.
Peachy Caprese Salad
4oz mozzarella cheese
2 cups leaf lettuce
1 medium peach, cut into wedges
1 large heirloom tomato, cut into wedges
½ cup loosely packed basil leaves
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
½ teaspoon flaky sea salt
⅛ teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
Tear the mozzarella into large pieces.
Mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
In a large bowl of lettuce, arrange peach wedges, tomato wedges, mozzarella, and basil around the lettuce.
Drizzle with the olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper mixture.
Here is a reel I did of making the Peach Caprese Salad.