Turn that classic summer salad into a delicious low carb dinner. This Caprese Chicken is easy and captures all the best flavours of the season.
Here we are in a new house with a blank slate for landscaping. And by blank slate, I truly mean blank. We have front beds full of wood chips and a square of lawn in the back that has nothing to complement it. We moved in the middle of the spring and I had hoped we’d at least get some raised beds in for vegetables. But alas, moving is hard and the peak time for planting got away on us. We know have a single zucchini plant that my preschooler grew from a seed and begged us to plant. We have a couple of basil plants growing on our kitchen counter that are intended for a few containers. And my husband did purchase two tomato plants, although we need to get containers big enough to let them grow and thrive. That’s it, that’s all we will manage to do this year.
It’s driving me crazy. Portland has had the most spectacular weather this year and the growing season started early. And around here, EVERYONE grows vegetables in their yard, so I pass by all these amazing gardens growing tomatoes, peppers, squash, lettuce, peas and berries. I go quite green with envy. I feel like I am missing out and my hands itch to turn the earth put in some seedlings. I don’t enjoy gardening for the most part but I do love growing edibles. There’s a wonderful sense of accomplishment in growing your own food.
Ah well. We’ve got the basil, we’ve got the tomatoes. We can still make Caprese salad, right? And then we can make this delicious, easy dish. It’s so good, I plan to make it all summer long.
Please see my Caprese Chicken recipe on A Sweet Life.