Food at the speed of life: Farmers’ market offers fresh ingredients

With farmers’ markets starting to sell home-grown tomatoes and basil, I had just the opportunity to try a healthy recipe with them.

“Mozzarella and Tomato Salad” comes from Roosevelt County Extension Home Economist Connie Moyer’s cookbook “Fast and Fabulous.”

My work schedule often makes getting to the Portales Farmers’ Market at 5 p.m. difficult, but my co-worker Victoria kindly picked up both basil and tomatoes for me when she went not too long ago. (You’d better get there early if you want tomatoes — we’ve found they go really fast.)

A tomato-lover, Victoria sampled this salad and rated it highly.