Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mother's Day- Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

Hi everyone! Mother's Day had just past, so my cousins and our friend made dinner for my aunt. I find myself cooking on holidays and for potlucks only, but its been more than I have ever done before, so I'm feeling good about it.  

Isn't the table so cute and girly?

My cousin made Chicken Adobo. I have never had it before, but it was really good and she said it was easy to make. 

I decided to make Bobby Flay's Fresh Mozzarella with Red and Yellow Tomatoes and Basil Vinaigrette. OMG, its a fabulous recipe. The colors and flavors are really fresh and tangy. I will definitely make this again because it was so easy.

1 pound fresh mozzarella, sliced into 1/4-inch thick slices
2 ripe red tomatoes, sliced into 1/4-inch thick slices 
2 ripe yellow tomatoes, sliced into 1/4-inch thick slices
Basil Vinaigrette, recipe follows
Fresh basil leaves, torn
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Arrange the cheese and tomatoes on a platter and drizzle with the vinaigrette, to taste, and garnish with basil leaves.

Here is the recipe for the Basil Vinaigrette:

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves 
1/4 cup white wine vinegar 
1 tablespoon honey 
Salt and freshly ground pepper 
1/2 cup olive oil 

Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, to taste.

We were being healthier and ate our meal with brown rice instead of white.

Our friend made a Carrot Bunt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting for dessert. It was so good that I had 2 slices right after eating dinner. Mmmm...

My aunt brought a fruit salad for us which was really refreshing!

Hope all the Mom's out there were pampered like y'all should be! Since my mom doesn't live in the area she wasn't able to be at dinner, however I love her a ton and can't wait to see her in October! 


Olga said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.

The food looks delicious, and the tulips are so pretty!

chi said...

OMG. I Googled "peruvian chicken" and came across your blog LOL. small ass world. hope you're doing well :)


John said...

your niece absolutely loves chicken adobo; her montessori school makes it for lunch regularly. Love the site, the photos are great!