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First Day of Summer - Fresh Tomato Basil Salad

By Chandnis80

 Yaay summers here!!!!!! In the summer, I am obsessed with home grown tomatoes.I grow them in my very own lil eden. They are the most delicious tomatoes in the whole world ( yes,Im exaggerating lol ) But they are BIG and juicy ( go on..... click here to see it).  And I make this yummilicious Italian salad ....... Yes, its uber easy and delicious:) Try it out and let me know how you liked it..... but it tastes best with my home grown tomatoes :) Enjoy the summer!!!!
First day of summer - Fresh tomato basil salad


  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 Serrano pepper finely chopped
  • 5 ounces mozzarella cheese crumbles
  • 5 leaves fresh basil, torn into strips
  •  1 shallot finely chopped
  • salt to taste


1. Chop tomatoes .Add olive oil, green chilli, chopped shallot  and sprinkle with black pepper and salt. Toss lightly and add the mozzarella cheese crumbles. Throw in some torn basil leaves:).Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for half an hour before serving.

First day of summer - Fresh tomato basil salad 

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