Perfect Summer Salad

Jennifer Russell

Ingredients:

  • 1 ball buffalo mozzarella
  • 2 oz heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 oz arugula
  • 1 tsp toasted cumin seeds, ground
  • 1 tsp Maldon sea salt
  • 1 tbs aged sherry vinegar
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp minced thyme
  • 1 tbs basil chiffonade

Instructions:

Halve the heirloom cherry tomatoes and place in a bowl. Toast the cumin seeds lightly in a dry sauté pan and place in a spice grinder. Mince the thyme. Chiffonade the basil. Season the tomatoes with Maldon and toasted cumin seeds. Add the lemon zest, minced thyme and basil chiffonade. Add the sherry vinegar and olive oil. Toss to coat. Lightly mix in the arugula. Place the ball of buffalo mozzarella on a plate and garnish with the tomato salad. Enjoy!  

Categories: 
SaladsSummer
Yield: 
Serves 2-4

  • A look at the history of sugar, from art and language to 3-D printing

    Darra Goldstein is editor in chief of The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, an 888-page reference guide to all things sweet. "The book is really a compendium of human desires, a cultural history of desire for things that are sweet and what it has caused in the world, in both the realm of pleasure and also of pain," she says.

Top Recipes

Book Excerpts

Before paper confetti was invented, people threw candied nuts and plaster

A history of confetti from The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets edited by Darra Goldstein.