This salad, you guys. There’s a lot I could say about it, but it comes down to this: for a gorgeous, simple, couldn’t-be-more-refreshing summer dish, look no further. It’s no surprise that tomato, nectarines and basil all complement each other so well — they can all be grown in your own backyard this time of year — and when combined with creamy fresh mozzarella and crunchy pistachios, you’re left with an unrivaled feast for the senses. Enjoy this salad for an energizing mid-day lunch, or serve it as a side at your next alfresco summer dinner party.

*photography by Buff Strickland

Tomato, Nectarine and Mozzarella Salad

Serves 2 - 4

ingredients


  • 1 large beefsteak tomato, cut into wedges
  • 2 ripe nectarines, cut into wedges
  • 1 small ball of fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1/4 small red onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, chopped
  • small bunch of basil, cut into ribbons
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
instructions


  1. Place tomatoes, nectarines and mozzarella into your serving dish
  2. Sprinkle with red onion, basil and pistachios
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and sprinkle salt & pepper. Serve immediately.
6 comments
  1. 1
    Clever Girl Reviews | July 7, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Oh, this looks different! I’m going to try this!

    Reply
  2. 2
    Steph | July 7, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    So excited to try this!!

    Reply
  3. 3
    Carolyn | July 8, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Looks very appetising!

    Reply
  4. 4
    elizabethsage | July 8, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    I’ve been eating a version of this (but with ricotta) almost daily for the past two weeks! Such a great, unexpected combo!

    Reply
    • Camille Styles | July 9, 2015 at 6:57 am

      ooh the ricotta version sounds amazing! need to try!

      Reply
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