Tomato, Nectarine, and Mozzarella Salad
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MrsWheelbarrow September 1, 2010
On yet another steamy DC evening, this was the perfect dinner. What a surprising and delicious combination of flavors. Thank you for bringing this recipe to my attention!
Rhonda35 July 15, 2010
Jen, you always have at least one laugh outloud quote and this was today's: "why basil, why do you behave like a four-year-old child after swim class?" Been there, done that and it is such a fantastic analogy!! Also, I too would take the peach, but a ripe nectarine isn't too shabby...
Lizthechef July 13, 2010
Boy, I missed this yesterday - and today is the first "real" summer day here in San Diego - perfect timing and thank you for a "keeper".
monica's S. July 12, 2010
I love Caprese salads and I love nectarines. I think this is the most perfect recipe for me! Great photography too. Can't wait to try this :)
Cultivating D. July 12, 2010
A tip on avoiding that post-swim class basil wilting: clip the ends of your basil stalks and stick your bunch of basil in a jar of water like a bouquet; tent it with a clear plastic bag so the edges of the bag are touching the counter. This creates something of a mini-greenhouse for your basil, and I've had bunches stay healthy for weeks this way - even start to send out little roots from the stem.
This is a great tip. I do leave them in water but I did not know about steps one and three. Thank you SO much!
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I did a similar post on my blog, but with peaches (I'm probably not quite in your husband's anti-nectarine camp, but when a nectarine is sitting side by side with a peach, I'd pretty much always choose the peach). I agree that it is mostly about the shopping, but this time of year, with fabulous peaches and tomatoes, shopping is glorious. The salad is one of my favorite light dinners, and my kids will eat it!
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