|Nectarine, Tomato, and Basil Salad|
So, this salad. This guy told a story (which made me very envious) about tooling around the Hamptons in a convertible (I think he was in a convertible; I imagined him in one anyway) looking for ingredients to pair with a "perfect" Burrata cheese from "the city" and picking up peaches, heirloom tomatoes, and basil from three of the scads of farmstands dotting the leisurely roads along the shoreline. Ugh. I hate rich people.
In my refrigerator, I had a bag of nectarines, some roma tomatoes, a shard of parmesan cheese, and basil (from my mom's garden). Those would have to do.
I diced up the nectarines and tomatoes, cut the basil in chiffonade (that was fancy anyway), drizzled the concoction in honey and balsamic vinegar, cracked on some pepper and sea salt, stirred it around, and shredded some parmesan over the top. It was absolutely delicious. Not as delicious as the heirloom tomato salad designed to complement the perfect Burrata, but it was pretty damn good anyway. You should try it:). A/J