Friday, June 12, 2009

Summer Salad

Now that hot weather has really set in I can't seem to get enough of this yummy salad. Especially with fresh herbs and vegis from the garden!
It's super simple, and lasts really well since there's no lettuce in it. If I need greens, I just add them individually. Recipe? Well, I just cut a bunch of cherry or grape tomatoes in half, cut up some cucumber into bite-size pieces, cut a bell pepper into dices, mince some red onion, chop up a small handful of fresh basil, oregeno, and dill. Mix it all together, add a sprinkle of sea salt, some good feta cheese if I'm in the mood, maybe some artichoke hearts and greek olives, and a dash of vinagrette. Mmmmm....
I wish I had more of these amazing tomatoes to toss in! these are Black Krim tomatoes that I planted in April. They are soooo good!!! These two ripened up a few days ago, but all the rest are green. Hopefully soon I will have more than we can eat. There's really nothing like fresh fruit and vegis from your own garden, unless it's from your neighbor's garden, lol! We do a lot of produce sharing in our neighborhood. Thanks to my wonderful neighbors I haven't bought any apricots or lemons or apples this spring, and I can hardly wait for plums - any day now!

8 comments:

Tammy said...

The salad sounds delish. I will have to try it soon.

I've never seen tomatoes like those!

Magical Mom said...

I am coming over! That salad looks so yummy. It's only a two hour drive. I'll bring some bread LOL.

Linda said...

This salad looks yummy!

Beth said...

I wish all of you could come over for lunch! What fun that would be...Tammy could bring apple butter, Tracie could bring bread, Linda could bring some of her Lemon Cordial, and I would make salad and goat cheese...

fairychildheirlooms said...

yummy! I'm jealous that you get to trade fresh produce with your neighbors
:)

Linda said...

Posted an award for you over at my blog.

Warmly

Linda

onegoldensun said...

Looks delicious, I can't wait for our tomatoes to ripen! I am delighted to find your blog, so many beautiful posts! I found you at Linda's Natural Surburbia blog. :)

suzanne said...

Hello Beth

Although broths and stew aroma's waft through my home for Winter, this salad will get jotted down for a Summer picnic out under the orchard trees. Oh how I wish I could have those gorgeous Tomato seeds...The color...they look really firm too. I am yet to see such beauties here.

Happy Summer days to you dear friend.

Warm regards
Suzanne