- 10 ounces goat cheese
- 2 to 4 ripe tomatoes
- 4 medium sized cucumbers, thinly sliced
- 2 small white onions (Vidalia will work great for this if they are available), julienned
- 20 mint leaves
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper
In a large mixing bowl crumble goat cheese. Add tomatoes, cucumbers and onions to bowl. Cut mint leaves chiffonade-style into shreds and add to salad. Add vinegar and olive oil. Mix well. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Refrigerate for 1 hour, then serve.
- 2 cans black beans, drained, about 30 ounces
- 1 (15-ounce) can corn, drained
- 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
- 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 1/4 cup diced green onions
- 1/4 cup diced pineapple
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
- 4 tablespoons sherry vinegar
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Pinch ground cumin
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- 12 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise, seeds (not cores) removed
- 1/4 cup good olive oil, plus more for drizzling
- 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 16 ounces fresh salted mozzarella
- 12 fresh basil leaves, julienned
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.
Arrange the tomatoes on a sheet pan, cut sides up, in a single layer. Drizzle with 1/4 cup of olive oil and the balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with the garlic, sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Roast for 2 hours until the tomatoes are concentrated and begin to caramelize. Allow the tomatoes to cool to room temperature.
Cut the mozzarella into slices slightly less than 1/2-inch thick. If the slices of mozzarella are larger than the tomatoes, cut the mozzarella slices in half. Layer the tomatoes alternately with the mozzarella on a platter and scatter the basil on top. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper and drizzle lightly with olive oil. Serve at room temperature.