This is the kind of meal I love to eat during the summer. Simple, delicious and tasting of ingredients at their finest. I’m not going to give you a recipe because none is needed. What you need is just-picked summer fresh produce or this won’t be the same. You also need buffalo mozzarella (not the one made from cow milk) which is life-changingly flavorful. The caprese salad was made with an heirloom tomato, buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil, and drizzled with balsamic reduction*. The rice was tossed with some leftover pesto but if I didn’t have that I would have just added a bunch of herbs. The zucchini was tossed with olive oil, garlic and salt then roasted. Prefect! Just another reason why I love summer.
*I make my own balsamic reduction. Slightly sweet, this thick syrup is perfect drizzled on fruits or salads in appetizers. To make balsamic reduction, boil regular (not super expensive) balsamic with a teaspoon of sugar until thick and reduced by half. About 30 minutes. Warning: this does not make your house smell good!