I love purchasing fresh local produce this time of year. Sometimes, the produce doesn’t even make it to the dinner table because I’ve eaten all of it as a snack! This happens every time I buy peas in the pod. I eat them all. Usually by myself. The cat will beg for them — my cat is strange, she loves to eat fresh green vegetables — and I’ll do my best to ignore her. Bryan usually comes home only to find a pile of empty shells… I tend to forget to save some for him as well.
I was quite excited, then, when Randi proposed the guest post I’m sharing with you today. Why? Because I love a delicious fresh salad and this one looks hearty enough to be a meal itself! And because tomorrow is Farmer’s Market day and I’m going to pick up some fresh produce to make this salad for lunch. Take it away Randi!
A vibrant new campaign in support of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, “Flavor Your Life,” has launched in North America. It is jointly funded by the European Union, the Italian Department of Agriculture and Unaprol; the largest consortium of Olive growers in Italy. The goal of the campaign is to educate North American consumers and retailers on the importance of product origin and the quality level of the oil they use daily.
With all the recent controversy over the question “What IS EVOO,” this campaign aims to educate the North American consumer on the proper way to choose an extraordinary and tasty EVOO – from traceability to the origin of the product your purchasing.
There’s no better way to start summer off than with this tasty Mediterranean Salad, brought to you by the dynamic new campaign for Extra Virgin Olive Oil, “Flavor Your Life”.
Mediterranean Summer Salad With Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 pieces of Buffalo Mozzarella cheese, sliced
- 4 large tomatoes sliced
- 3 English cucumbers sliced
- 1 tsp. capers
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- Dash of salt & pepper
- Fresh basil leaves for garnish
- 4 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Wash and cut all the vegetables.
- Place the green vegetables on a chilled plate.
- Add the mozzarella and cover with the sliced tomatoes.
- Sprinkle with capers and basil.
- Season with lemon juice, salt, and a pinch of pepper.
- Spoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil over dish.
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