Happy Wednesday guys! Recipe of the day is Stuffed Mozzarella Salad – Summery, yummy and nutritious!
It’s this time of the year when we are about to go on holiday and there’s so much stuff to organise. Plus, my daughter’s birthday party is just a day before we go, so that’s need to be planned too. Well, actually, I’m glad to say, most of the stuff is already taken care of. I just need to prepare some sandwiches and nibbles. But it’s been a hectic few weeks, really. And I had no idea it was so hard to get hold of a face painter and book a bouncy castle. Phewww. 🙂
Back to my recipe now…Mozzarella cheese is so versatile and is a must in my Summery salad recipes. I simply love it, the flavour is mild so it works amazing with veggies and fruit too. And yes, this is a stuffed mozzarella ball. 🙂 I used my fingers to shape the mozzarella cheese and made a small well where I put some goodies.
So I had this beautiful quinoa salad and I really wanted to spice things up, meaning make something different this time. 🙂 I opened the fridge, saw the mozzarella cheese and a bowl with my homemade pesto and this is how the idea actually came to me. Why not stuff the mozzarella with the quinoa salad and use the pesto? Why not, indeed? 🙂 I also added some steamed green beans. It all worked amazing. Not only the salad was super tasty but it was quite filling too. It can easily pass as a light main meal, especially in the Summer (well, probably depends how hungry you are). 🙂
Here’s how to make the Stuffed Mozzarella Salad
- 1 Mozzarella ball
- 100g quinoa, cooked
- 100g green beans, steamed
- 50g peas, tinned
- 50g corn, tinned
- 100g tuna, tinned
- 1tbsp olive oil
- 1tsp lemon juice
- salt to taste
- 1tbsp balsamic vinegar
- For the homemade pesto:
- 50 basil
- 2tbsp olive oil
- 2tbsp pine nuts
- 2tbsp Parmesan, grated
- 1tbsp lemon juice
- salt to taste
- In a bowl, mix the quinoa, tuna, peas and corn. Add some olive oil, lemon juice and salt.
- Using your fingers make a small well in the Mozzarella ball and fill it with the quinoa salad.
- To make the pesto, simply blitz all the ingredients together. Add on top of the salad.
- Arrange the steamed green beans around the Mozzarella ball.
- Drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top and serve.
I hope you guys like this recipe. Stay tuned for more fresh and tasty recipes coming very soon. xx