Inspiration for lunch can come from anywhere. A food memory. A picture in a magazine.
The light bulb goes off over your head and you go on automatic pilot, pulling things out of the fridge, grabbing the scissors and walking trance like to the garden to cut fresh basil.
Slicing fresh mozzarella, ripe tomatoes and the secret ingredient, Black Olive Tapenade, at the ready.
All of a sudden, you’re sitting down to a combination that makes absolutely perfect sense.
And tastes absolutely perfect.
Basil, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad with Black Olive Tapenade
1 medium round fresh mozzarella, sliced
One large tomato, sliced
Fresh basil leaves
1 large spoonful Black Olive Tapenade
Layer mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil on plate. Season with freshly ground black pepper.
Put spoonful of Black Olive Tapenade on the side and serve with crusty bread.