Thursday, July 09, 2009

A simple, fresh salad


Tomato and Scallion Salad
Cooking with Herbs & Spices Copyright 1963,1970,1984

3 large ripe tomatoes, chilled
½ cup chopped scallions
¼ cup finely chopped parsley
½ cup olive oil
3 tablespoons wine vinegar
Salt to taste, if desired
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1. Slice tomatoes and arrange them symmetrically on a chilled serving dish. Sprinkle with scallions and parsley.
2. Just before serving, pour the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper over the tomatoes.
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This is the kind of dish that you don't really need a recipe to make yet I sometimes need to see a recipe to put it in my head to make something. I saw this and realized I had everything I needed to make it so I did. I only made it for myself so I used 1 tomato and about 1/3 of the dressing ingredients (but less oil). I'm not a huge raw tomato fan but I enjoyed it as a filling snack.

I'm so anxious to stock up on fresh produce on Friday night. I hadn't been in the mood to deal with it in a while but now I am. Everything I bought last week was so good, even the blueberries and it's been a while since I've had really good blueberries.

Question of the Day: Where do you buy your produce?

3 comments:

Nalamienea said...

unfortunately, I have to buy from the grocery store. I don't have a local farmer's market because we're such a small town. Pretty soon here though, neighbors should be swimming in zucchini and squash and I'll normally be able to get in on that action. :)

Anonymous said...

Same as Nalamienia - the grocery store. We have farmer's markets here but we have yet to get up early enough on Saturday mornings to get there, plus finding out way to wherever they are.

Jan

Claire said...

Either Kroger or the farmers' market.