I am beyond thrilled that summer is just about here. Unfortunately in Southern California we get a nasty June gloom. It was looking as though it was going to stick around for a while, but alas, I think the gloom is on it’s way out! I am so ready to have some gatherings on our whimsical deck. I absolutely love having friends over food and drinks to chat and enjoy the summer air.
As much as I love cooking, especially for people, when I have friends over I try to keep things simple. I like to serve food that take minimal effort or dishes that can be mostly prepared ahead of time. This bean and mozzarella salad is perfect for those times. It’s a perfect dish for summer gatherings. Pair it with a few other sides, and you can create a prefect little spread.
This can be made ahead of time and chilled for a few hours before serving.
Bean and Mozzarella Salad
I had leftovers which lasted a couple days. I took a bed of arugula and spinach, added a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then topped with the bean salad. It made a deliciously hearty lunch!
What simple dishes do you love to serve at summer gatherings?