Taste of Summer: Caprese Salad, Roast Zucchini and Pesto Rice

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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!

 

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