Sunday, July 19, 2009
More Garden Party...
Doing another Garden Party post, it's another nice day, so of course why cook when I can send The Griller outside to do the dirty work! Just promise him a Hebrew National hot dog while grilling and he's in! These are the good kind from the butcher, the ones in links. THE ONES WITH SNAP! You'll never eat a packaged one again.
I managed to find some really nice heirloom tiny tomatoes at Trader Joe's the other day. Went to epicurious to see what they had as far as cherry tomatoes, and found a nice recipe. Followed what a reviewer said and added some fresh basil, some fresh mozzarella! The basil was from my garden, we had a guest tonight so it must constitute some kind of a small Garden Party! Check out Susan's Garden Party here! Lots of fun posts that linked up to Susan's event!
Red Bell Pepper and Tomato Salad
source: Bon Appétit, recipe by Dorie Greenspan
Makes 4 servings
24 grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup 1/4-inch cubes red bell pepper
1/3 cup 1/4-inch cubes drained roasted red pepper from jar
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
Pinch of ground cumin (I used way more than a pinch!)
Combine all ingredients in medium bowl. Season salad with salt and pepper. (Can be made 3 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature, tossing occasionally.)
notes: I added fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, red onions and Kalamata olives! Also used orange and yellow peppers instead of red.
From my container garden, soon to be a Lemon Boy tomato.