8/26/09

Tomato, Olive & Basil Salad

Last Friday my friend Kenny brought me fresh vegetables from his garden: the sweetest mini cherry tomatoes, basil, parsley and a green pepper. Doesn't the photo below look like it can be turned into an oil painting and hung in a museum?

Before deciding what to make with this fresh produce, I made a basil bouquet: the smell was intoxicating!


As much as I was tempted to simply eat the tomatoes on their own, I decided to make a quick salad. This really doesn't require a recipe: you simply cut a few ingredients, season with pepper and drizzle with olive oil.

Ingredients: cherry tomatoes (halved), olives (quartered), red onion (thinly sliced), basil (thinly sliced), olive oil, black pepper (there is no need for salt because of the olives).

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Doesn't this salad remind you of the toppings you could put on pizza? The only thing missing is fresh mozzarella!

18 comments:

recipes2share said...

Just bought some ' tiger' tomatoes to make something similar this evening!!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Looks yummy. This would be a great side dish.

♥peachkins♥ said...

fabulous looking salad!

Megan said...

Lovely salad! Lucky you... I wish I was getting deliveries of fresh veggies and herbs!

5 Star Foodie said...

Love the photo of the veggies & basil! The salad is delish!

Finsmom said...

This is one of my favourites! Great photos!

The Duo Dishes said...

Sounds really great. The olives are nice for a little salty flavor. Great new banner!

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

Simple, doesn’t need a recipe and is super-delicious like your new head banner :)

Cheers!

Gera

Sophie said...

That is lovely that your friend gave u a bit of his lovely produce,...yummie salad too!!


Easy yet so tasty!! That is all what you need whan you have excellent produce!!!

lesley living life said...

Oh my, that looks amazing!

Leslie said...

mmmm, my favorite type of "salad"

Mary said...

These photos are spectacular. Your "salad" looks amazing.

Velva said...

If not mozzarella, then feta! This looks really fresh and light.
Tomatoes here in North Florida are pretty much passed their peak. Our tomato plants are drooping and looking pretty sad this time of year.

Chef Fresco said...

I'm jealous of all of those fresh veggies! Fresh mozzarella would be perfect!

Melissa said...

I think people should start giving herb bouquets instead of just flower bouquets all the time. =) Your salad looks delicious!!

Kenny J Almodovar said...

These pictures look amazing! I had the same thing for dinner a few nights ago.

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I'll try your recipe, it's so simple and looks yummy.

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