World’s Best Salad

Seriously, guys, this is the best salad ever. Unless you are vegan, in which case it kind of sucks.


You will need:

  • one peach
  • one green zebra tomato (two if they are small–I used one small green zebra and one small black zebra)
  • fresh mozzarella
  • handful basil leaves
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • good olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar

Chop the peach, tomato, and cheese in to bite-sized chunks. (If you buy those miniature mozzarella balls, you won’t have to chop it.) Shred the basil (with your fingers or a knife) and sprinkle over. Liberally salt and pepper. Right before you eat, drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar (about a tablespoon of each, maybe a bit more).

This makes a really great summer meal all by itself, especially with a little pita or flatbread.

9 thoughts on “World’s Best Salad

  1. Anne

    August 4, 2009 at 7:54am

    I am so making this today!

  2. Lucretia

    August 4, 2009 at 11:44am

    Oh that sounds AMAZING. When I’m all settled and not living out of a bag at my sister’s, I’ll make this. Good call!

    (PS I am intrigued by how many bizarre names there are for foods in the US. Zebra tomatoes? I think we have cherry, plum, and beef tomatoes, and that’s it!)

  3. B

    August 4, 2009 at 12:40pm

    Okay you are constantly making me hungry lately.

  4. amie

    August 5, 2009 at 8:54am

    Yum. How do you think it would taste without the cheese?

  5. Annika

    August 5, 2009 at 8:58am

    Lucretia – zebras are an heirloom variety of tomato. I only tend to see them at farmer’s markets and gourmet/health food stores. They’re incredible. Green stripes (shockingly), or red/purpley stripes on the black zebras.

    B – I blame Claire.

    Amie – I don’t know! The peach and tomato would still complement each other very nicely, so it’s worth trying.

  6. Lucretia

    August 5, 2009 at 12:40pm

    That makes sense now. I have to admit I’m getting sick of supermarket fruit and veg – it’s all dull. Luckily I am going to be living at home for a year and my mum grows her own!

  7. Melissa {is•ly}

    August 6, 2009 at 10:31am

    That looks and sounds delicious. My mom’s garden is being over run by tomatoes and cucumbers, I think I’ll have to try this!

    Too bad my mother’s (amazingly delicious) peach tree died a tragic death a few years ago. I am craving a fresh-of-the-tree peach right now.

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