Bocconcini, Grape Tomatoes, & Salad Girl
Posted on September 20, 2012
What’s for lunch ? Here’s what I tossed together today, and it was so amazing I had to share it!
Fresh Bocconcini (mozzarella balls) and organic grape tomatoes on a bed of organic, baby spinach. Drizzle Salad Girl Organic Blueberry Basil Dressing over your salad, and you’ve got a meal. Salad Girl’s Organic Lemony Herb would also be great with this salad as well as our Organic Pomegranate Pear Dressing.
For those interested, here’s a little background info on Bocconcini: Bocconcini is a type of fresh mozzarella cheese shaped in little balls. Mozzarella originated in Italy like many other delicious cheeses. It is a mild, white fresh cheese that at one time was only made from the milk of water buffalos. Most mozzarella today, however, is made with cow’s milk. Freshmozzarella is usually packaged in whey or water and is usually from whole milk. It has a much softer texture and a sweeter, more delicate flavor than its regular counterpart.
Fresh, delicious, U.S. made mozzarella can be found in cheese shops and many supermarkets to keep your salad “greener”. The Crave Brothers Farmstead in Wisconsin has an award-winning fresh mozzarella Bocconcini that would be perfect for this salad, www.cravecheese.com The Farmstead cows are fed homegrown, high quality forages consisting of corn, alfalfa and soybeans. The farm emphasizes conservation and sustainable practices including a computer controlled anaerobic digestion system that generates enough electricity to power the farm, cheese factory, and 300 area homes. If the Crave Brothers mozzarella is not available, ask your market cheese monger for a comparable locally-made cheese.