During the summer months, mini marinated mozzarella balls are one of my top five favorite foods. There’s just something about their chilled creaminess coupled with a vinegary pucker that fits so well with a steamy hot day. Another summertime favorite is an Italian flag salad (a.k.a. the Caprese salad if you want to be fancy), which really just a dish of sliced tomatoes and mozzarella, shingled in a circle and decorated with basil leaves.
The Western Dairy Association knows how cheese can play a key role in an easy summer meal. Their Spring Mozzarella Salad is just one step fancier than a standard Caprese -- and might be a nice change of pace from an old standby. Using the cheese-and-dressing combo as the base, you could really build just about any veggie-based meal you have a hankering for. Grill some extra zucchini or onions or eggplant next time you fire up the barbie and dinner is done for the week.
(Anyone else think of this guy when the words “hanker” and “cheese” and in close proximity? Or am I showing my age?)
The Western Dairy Association, who keeps BAMRs up-to-date on dairy and its benefits, is giving away a dairy gift basket plus some dairy-themed goodies to one lucky mother runner. All you need to do is answer a simple question in the comments: Which cheese is your favorite during the summer months?
The fine print: This running giveaway sweepstakes is open to those over 18 and residents of the United States and Canada. Part of a series of weekly running giveaways, it begins on 7/5/17 and ends on 7/11/17. We will announce one random winner on our Facebook page on 7/14/17, as well as notify the winner by email. One entry per person. The value of this prize is approximately $90. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law.