We've had a sudden burst of fabulous weather here in the Bay Area that has given me a serious case of Spring Fever. It also makes me crave fresh veggies plucked straight from the vine and still warm from the sun. Unfortunately, I don't have a garden --yet! So I went out prowling my local markets for some colorful and flavorful ingredients to satiate my Spring hankering.
I was lucky enough to find some mini multi-colored Heirloom tomatoes. Light green, dark green, deep red, orange and even a couple of white ones. These are definitely not the anemic- looking tomatoes that we're stuck with all winter long in supermarkets. These beauties seemed to sing, "I feel pretty, oh so pretty!"
I also grabbed some basil, avocado, and fresh Perlini mozzarella. Perlini, or "pearls," are tiny one ounce mozzarella balls that are beautiful sprinkled in salads. I tossed in a splash of olive oil and a quality balsamic vinegar, a dash of fresh cracked pepper and a pinch of sea salt.
Easy. Simple. Delicious.