We may be sweltering in the humid deep South but we’re eating like the locals on the sunny, windswept Isle of Capri, enjoying the island’s signature salad of basil, tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella: Insalata Caprese.
Our lovely sugar sweet, pink-fleshed German Lunchbox tomatoes make charming little Caprese salad bites. This heirloom variety offers heavy yields of firm, egg-sized tomatoes, perfect for snacking, salads, or tucking into lunchboxes.
Only available commercially since 2006, German Lunchbox seeds were carefully saved by a Missouri man whose family brought the variety with them upon immigrating from Germany.
And so Italy and Germany join forces to create this adorable, tasty summer appetizer…
German Lunchbox Caprese Salad Bites
German Lunchbox tomatoes, halved
Basil leaves, cut into strips
Fresh mozzarella, bite-sized pieces
Salt & pepper
Top tomato halves with cheese and basil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil. A smidge of white balsamic reduction here would be lovely, but is optional.
Farm to Fork Field Trip
University of Mississippi Rebel Quest kids enjoyed a day on the farm, complete with potato digging, hanging out with the chickens, and a farm to fork lunch prepared by Chef Joel Miller of Ravine using Yokna Bottoms veggies and chicken from Zion Farm in Pontotoc: