HEIRLOOM TOMATO, NECTARINE, AND MOZZARELLA SALAD

IMG_6255One of my favorite recipes is up on Rip + Tan today! Another perfect summer salad. Sweet nectarines and tomatoes paired with creamy mozzarella, basil, and tangy balsamic. If you don’t have nectarines, feel free to substitute peaches or plums. Both would be just as delicious!

IMG_6250HEIRLOOM TOMATO, NECTARINE, AND MOZZARELLA SALAD

Serves 2

2 small heirloom tomatoes, sliced into rounds, 1/4 inch thick
2 small nectarines, sliced into rounds, 1/4 inch thick
1 ball of buffalo mozzarella, sliced into rounds, 1/4 inch thick
extra virgin olive oil
balsamic honey glaze (recipes follows)
maldon salt
freshly ground black pepper
basil leaves
edible flowers (optional)

IMG_6253To assemble the salad, alternate the tomato, nectarine, and mozzarella slices until all are on the plate or serving board. Generously sprinkle maldon salt across the top of the slices. Repeat with the freshly ground black pepper. Scatter small basil leaves across the top and around the sides. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil and balsamic glaze over the slices. Garnish with edible flowers and serve.

IMG_6254BALSAMIC GLAZE

1 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

Put the vinegar in a small saucepan and simmer until reduced into a thick syrup. Stir in the honey, season with salt and pepper, and set aside.

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