Sunday Salad

Sunday, August 1, 2010 |
It's salad season here in our home.

With the fresh summer vegetable and fruits in plentiful abundance, I can't get enough or pack enough of these fresh goodies into meal time salads.

Anyone interested in joining me for Sunday Salad for the next couple of weeks? I'm sure you've got a recipe or two that we'd all love to try. Let me know and I'll link us all up.

This salad was shared with me a few years ago. While going though my recipes, it jumped out at me and screamed make me. Well, maybe not but it did remind me how much I like this recipe and how easy it is to whip up when you're short on time.

It makes wonderful leftovers to send off with your husband the next day for lunch. It even travels well to the beach!





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Caprese Salad

Enough olive oil to gently cover bottom of pan
1 medium onion chopped
1 cup uncooked jasmine rice
1 3/4 cup water

2tbls olive oil
1tbls good balsamic vinegar
1/2cup basil lightly chopped
2 cups cherry tomatoes cut in half
1 ball mozzarella cheese cut into chunks
pinch of salt and pepper

Heat oil in pan, add onion and lightly saute. When onion is just turning transparent, add the rice. Cook until rice is lightly golden (similar process to cooking orzo or risotto) then add water. Cover and bring to a boil then reduce to a slow simmer. Cook 15~20 or until rice is tender. Let rice cool to room temperature.

Combine olive oil and balsamic vinegar and whisk together. In a separate bowl combine basil, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, salt and pepper. Drizzle the oil and vinegar over the ingredients. Add the rice mixture when cool and toss.

For lunches I add shredded chicken for extra protein ~ a very nice addition.


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Enjoy!

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19 comments:

pink green & southern said...

Oh I LOVE your salad recipes--keep 'em coming!

Playing Sublimely said...

Making this tonight...oh it looks wonderful!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jo,

Your salads look so good, thanks for the recipe.
I love making salads here too, the raw greens and vegetables are so much better for you.

Hugs
Carolyn

Travelbugmom said...

Wow! This looks so so yummy! I will make this soon!

Wanda said...

Yum....love any thihg with jasmine rice. Thanks. I'll be trying this, for sure!

Happy Sunday!

French Basketeer said...

Looks great, Jo! Keep the Sunday salads coming...

LuLu said...

delicious!!! Love your Sunday salad idea.... i hope to get motivated now that i'm back and join you on Sundays!!!! This salad with a nice wine sounds like my kind of dinner :)
xo,
LuLu

Travelbugmom said...

Lol...thanks for nice comment about my hair....secret be known....the pic is cropped, because I had 2 velcro rollers on the top of my head!!! During fling to Miami, my BFF helped me straighten it~

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I am so glad you found me today so that I in turn could find you! This salad looks incredible. It's just the kind of thing I like to make. I am definitely trying this one. Thanks!

Holly said...

I am so excited about this. My hubby and I each have at least one salad a day and I really need some inspiration for some new combinations.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hi Jo,

This looks so good! I am definitely printing out this recipe so I can give it a try:)

I'll see what I can come up with for Sunday~

Have a great week.

xo,

Lisa

julie said...

i am loving your salad recipes! they look tasty! i am definatly going to try them! and i love the tips about lobster! yummy!

theUngourmet said...

Such a pretty version of Caprese salad! I love the addition of the rice and chicken, it makes it much more hearty.

theUngourmet said...

Oh I forgot to say that I love the Sunday Salad idea! I'm in!! I have to write myself a reminder!

Ellie said...

This looks yummy! -beautiful photo - I hope you do the Sunday Salad idea 'cause I need more ideas! I'm off to buy the ingredients for this!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oh that looks fantastic! Must try this weekend!

bevy said...

Love this one! The boys will be out of town tomorrow for a week with the grandparents, so I think your salads will be perfect for my now happy husband and me!!!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I made this salad tonight for dinner for me and my husband. DELICIOUS! Thanks so much for posting it. It's a keeper and I'll be making this one often!!

Susan Sanders said...

I finally made this salad last week and it was simply delicious. The rice smelled so good while it was cooking. I added some red, orange and yellow bell peppers to add more color and basil really enhanced the rice. Love it and can't wait to make it again.

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