If the sweltering summer heat has you cringing at the thought of slaving over a hot stove or dreading turning on your oven, then I’ve got the perfect, no-cook side dish recipe for you.
This summery take on a caprese salad is a light, refreshing side dish that showcases some of the best flavors of this season: savory tomatoes, sweet watermelon, juicy peaches and bright, verdant herbs. The best part: no pots, pans or hot ovens needed to throw this together. All you need is a cutting board, knife, whisk and a couple of bowls.
Perfect for picnics, dinner parties or a quick, weeknight side dish, this salad with white wine vinaigrette and herbs can be whipped up in a jiffy, a day ahead or à la minute. It can also be changed to your tastes — ditch the basil and add add tarragon or thyme, swap out the mozzarella for goat cheese or feta (or leave out the cheese altogether).
Keep your cool when cooking this summer and try out this sweet, savory, tangy and herbaceous side dish that I guarantee you’ll be making a staple in your kitchen.
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