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With Summer upon us, my mind drifts to thoughts of vegetable garden bounty. Specifically fresh tomatoes and basil. There’s just something about the first tomato of the season…warm, ripe and juicy. When paired with fresh, bright green basil there isn’t anything better in my opinion. Typically I use both of these harvest favorites in homemade spaghetti sauce with meatballs. But in the Summer I prefer cold salads and side dishes. One of my go-to dishes is Caprese Pasta Salad. The basic recipe is classic and delicious and you can make your own additions and changes depending on your culinary mood 🙂
These fresh tomatoes were in my farm basket this week. They were grown locally – and are sweet and tangy.
I washed everything well…