Maria Lichty — who writes Two Peas and Their Pod with her husband Josh — is a well-known culinary expert, with appearances on the Today Show, and stories in Bon Appetit, Better Homes & Gardens, Cooking Light, and other national magazines. In this guest post, Maria tells us why Fresh Mozzarella Salad is a Must-Make Recipe for summer.
Get the recipe here, then read on for Maria’s take:
“Fresh, simple to make, and as pretty to look at as it is to eat — that’s why this Fresh Mozzarella Salad is a must-make recipe. When the weather heats up I am always looking for a no-fuss recipe that doesn’t skimp on flavor. That’s when I grab some ripe tomatoes and fresh basil and combine them with the classic flavors of cucumbers, olives, and onions. The variety of textures in this salad is magic: Sweet plump tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers and onions, buttery mozzarella, and meaty olives — It’s summer in a bowl! Marry all of these flavors with olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper and I’ll be licking my plate clean every time.
The clean flavors in this Fresh Mozzarella Salad are music to my palate and perfect to complement any dish, or to enjoy on its own for a tasty light and healthy lunch. So this summer, be sure to beat the heat and enjoy the flavors of this deliciously uncomplicated and flavor-packed salad!”
For more of Maria’s simple, fresh, and family-friendly meal ideas, visit her site: Two Peas and Their Pod.