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Whirler
22-09--2005, 10:10 PM
A very basic spinach & mozzarella salad I made this evening:
Disclaimer: I never use measurements just my judgement!

Ingredients
Fresh Spinach
Mozzarella
Tomatoes (vine work best)
Pine kernals
Pesto
Garlic
Fresh Basil
Olive Oil
Parmesan
Pine Kernals

What to do!
Make the pesto by crushing up the garlic with a pestle & mortar, add the basil and oil, keep pounding until a paste forms then add cheese and pine kernals, pound some more. That's basically it. I also add a splash of lemon juice and black pepper, plus more olive oil!
Chuck the spinach on a plate, slice the tomatoes and arrange in a stylish fashion (!) on top of the spinach, then add slices of mozzarella and sprinkle with pine kernals. Drizzle with the pesto (or pour in my case!) et voila!

The pesto can be made in a blender but actually, there's something really nice about making it the ole' fashioned way, Basil is such a gorgeous smelling herb. It's also really nice using home-made pesto to chuck in with some pasta......

For those vegans out there - does vegan mozzarella taste as good as I've heard it does?