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Tomato, Peach and Basil Salad

This post was inspired by my love for garden tomatoes, peaches and basil. In the summer there is nothing better. This recipe is as easy as it looks. Cut bite-sized pieces of tomato and peaches and rough chop a generous amount of fresh basil. Mix ingredients together with a lip-puckering homemade balsamic vinaigrette and that’s it. I made this salad as a first course for a dinner I made for my yoga teacher recently, and I can say with confidence that she was pretty impressed and got happy just at the sight of it. I think what I love most about this recipe is how it takes single items that taste amazing on their own, puts them together, and creates a totally different flavor. I suppose that’s why they call cooking a culinary art.

Let me know if this recipe inspires you enough to give it a try

Ingredients for Dressing

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 teaspoons dark brown sugar, optional
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard

place all the ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake to combine

 

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