Saturday, August 24, 2013

Yellow Peach and Heirloom Tomato Salad

I have a confession... Last week I posted about not indulging in delicious recipes any time soon because I am trying to eat a bit healthier. Well, lets toss that idea out the window because I just can't help myself! I've come up with a totally guilt free and scrumptious salad that's so good you'll want to kiss me! There is a catch, it does have the potential to get a little naughty! But I'll leave it up to you to decide if you want to go there or not!

What you'll need:
-1 medium heirloom tomato (35 calories)

-1 yellow peach (68 calories)

-5 basil leaves (1 calorie)

-3 tbsp balsamic vinegar (42 calories)

-4 oz of fresh mozzarella (optional-348 calories)

This mouthwatering fiesta on a plate is the perfect healthy summer salad, especially when using fresh ingredients. The entire salad is only 146 calories. However, if you want to treat yourself to some fresh mozzarella it will increase the total calorie count to 494 calories but, I say go for it! 
This salad can be prepared two ways. If presentation is important to you, take your time slicing up your tomato and peach.  However, if you're just going to toss it all into a bowl and bite into juicy chunks of sweet peach and fresh tomatoes, I say chop away! Personally, I think the latter is more satisfying despite my actions!
If you've decided presentation is key, now would be the time to alternate your tomato, peach and basil leaves. If presentation is not key, go ahead and toss it in a bowl!
 Once everything is situated to your liking, drizzle baby, drizzle until a stream of tangy balsamic fills your plate!
Is your mouth watering yet? I bet it is! Now, go make this heavenly salad for yourself and any one else you love! 

Until next time! 

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