Every Friday, I send Albert to his piano lesson at Sonare in Compasspoint (a community shopping mall). His lessons usually run for 45 minutes but today, he had to do double. So I had more time for myself than usual. I decided to pay Cold Storage supermarket a visit buy the ingredients for my planned salad recipe.
As I had ample time, I slowly browsed through all the aisles. I discovered that they are selling phyllo dough sheets (thought of making Turkish Baklava or Cinnamon Apple Strudel soon). I also found small mozzarella balls in tubs. I love Mozzarella and it’s one of my favorite cheeses. The store had two tubs left so I quickly grabbed both and dumped them into my basket. They were perfect for my salad recipe!
The salad recipe that I would be preparing is very light. It’s definitely perfect for Step 1 of the Metabolism Miracle Diet or South Beach Diet. May family eats salad twice or sometimes thrice a week especially when I’m lazy to cook. As for my son, I usually serve him additional croutons and soup for the extra carbs that his body needs.
In Italy, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper are usually available at your table. They serve the salad plain, without any dressing so you can dress it to suit to your taste.
- 125g Mozzarella balls, sliced in half
- 100g Cherry tomatoes, washed and sliced in half
- 100g baby spinach, washed and dried
- 1pc onion, thinly sliced
- Salt and pepper to serve
- 1 splash of balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- Dress the ingredients with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.
1. You can dry baby spinach using a salad spinner, by shaking it in a colander, or by laying it on paper towels.
2. In case you have spare baby spinach to store, loosely wrap spinach in paper towels, tightly seal in a plastic bag and refrigerate for up to three days.
Have fun and happy cooking!