Thursday, June 21, 2018

A Tasty Picnic Recipe

by Karen Rose Smith

As we celebrate the beginning of summer, I am always looking for an appropriate recipe to take along when invited to a cookout.  One of my favorites is a recipe I created for my latest release, MURDER WITH CINNAMON SCONES.  Lemon-Pepper Tomato Mozzarella Salad is easy to prepare, tasty and refreshing.  I hope you enjoy it.

Lemon-Pepper Tomato Mozzarella Salad

3-4 cups cherry tomatoes, halved (I like to use assorted colors.)

1/4 cup scallions, chopped (These can be omitted or just used as topping depending on your taste.) Use bulb and first inch of green.

4 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into bite-size pieces (It comes in many forms—small or large balls and a log shape, sometimes sliced.)

1 1/2 tablespoons lemon pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons sesame oil

4 tablespoons white wine vinegar

Mix cherry tomatoes, scallions and mozzarella.  Sprinkle with lemon pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and sea salt.  Stir gently to coat mixture.  Drizzle with oil and then vinegar.  Stir again.  Refrigerate and serve when dinner is ready!

Serves 6 

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