Tomato, Mozzarella and Avocado Salad from Mary Berry's Cookbook

Do you make use of your local library?  I sure do and it has saved us money with all the books, CDs and movies we have checked out.

One of the books I recently checked out is Cooking with Mary Berry.  I first heard about this book at Katherine’s site.  Check out her review and lasagna at I Wish I Lived in a Library.


To quote from Katherine’s review:  
"From the very first time I watched The Great British Bake Off (or The Great British Baking Show as American PBS seems to call it) I adored Mary Berry.   She seems so nice and she says things like "scrummy" and always seems to be delighted when people do well and so sad and sympathetic when they do poorly."

Mary sounds like a nice lady.  So different from an American cook off show I had seen in the past.

It’s times like this that I have a twinge about what I am missing on TV.  This sounds like something I would watch and when I saw the nice comments about the show I wondered if I could get it on DVD.  Sometimes you can request a series from the library but I’m not sure this one would be available.

That’s not to say I miss spending $100 or so to have Satellite!  I don't think we will go back to that but who knows if change our mind when we retire. I sure look forward to that.   


Anyway, I very much enjoyed looking through this book and found many recipes I would prepare.  Since we are getting into warmer weather here  I chose a simple Tomato, Mozzarella and Avocado salad.  It was wonderful, absolutely bursting with flavor as well as pretty to gaze upon.  There are many more recipes from this book I want to try so they will be popping up now and again. 


I wanted to give a shout out to Katherine for alerting me about this gem.


Here is the simple "recipe" for this salad.

Thinly slice a Beefsteak tomato and some Mozzarella.  Layer the tomato on a plate then add Mozzarella slices. Cut an avocado, pull the pit out and gently pull the skin off.  Now cut avocado slices and layer on top of the tomato and cheese.

Squeeze a bit of lemon juice over the avocado to prevent browning.  Sprinkle with salt, pepper and basil.

Linking up to Deb at Kahakai Kitchen for her Souper Sunday


One more look ...........



Katherine P said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed this cookbook! It's one I've been getting a lot of use out of and it's just so practical. I just saw a listing for the DVDs on Amazon so I think they were recently released. Fingers crossed that your library will get them. I don't know if you have access to Netflix but they have 3 seasons up. It's really a nice show. Even my husband likes it. This looks tasty! I'm hoping to do some baking next week and I'll be trying some of her recipes. I want to try her scone recipe. Thanks for the mention! It's so cool that one of the reasons you tried the book was because I mentioned it! Seriously makes my day!

Velva said...

Tomatoes, mozzarella and avocado is a nice combination. I have seen Mary Berry on the Bake-off show briefly.

I have been gaining a love affair with PBS this last two years. So many good shows.


Tina said...

Katherine, I was pleased to get the book and I will let you know if if get a season to take a look at the bake off. Glad I could make your day! There is a cheese Andrew herb bread in the book I want to try soon and also a cannelloni with spinach. Great recipes.

Hi Velva. Oh yea, we used to wasome PBS shows and always liked them. Hope your garden is flourishing. What rain we have had, incredible amounts and now it's chilly again 😦

Deb in Hawaii said...

It is a great show. The cookbook sounds good and the salad simple and delicious. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week. ;-)

Claudia said...

She was so sweet on the Bake Off shows, and I could happily eat that simple salad all through the summer.

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It's good to get back to posting about food after a short break. Next year I will be getting a flu shot; this bout knocked me for a loop...