At Rudy's Happy Patch Market, our greenhouse tomatoes are plentiful, and they're available for $14 a box. If you're looking for a simple and flavorful way to serve them for a summer meal (without having to turn on the oven), a caprese salad would be perfect. There are hundreds of variations on this classic, but the basic ingredient is ripe tomatoes.

Slice 2 medium to large tomatoes, about ¼-inch thick. Layer this on a plate with ¼-inch thick fresh mozzarella slices (about ¾ - 1 lb.). Top them with fresh basil leaves and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste. Add sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. It's a simply, healthy, and delicious salad for your supper table.

In the photo below, peer member Rhonda Hubbard shows some of her latest harvest.


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