Sunday, May 27, 2012

It's What's for Dinner; National Photo Month, Day 27

A basketful of goodness.

We're getting together with some friends this evening. They're grilling brats and we're bringing a side dish. Aren't the ingredients pretty? They're certainly delicious.

Below is my own recipe and I change it up depending on what tomatoes are available. Tonight, the salad will be embellished with garlic scapes we picked up at the farmer's market today. Garlic scapes are the tops of the garlic plants that must be removed for the bulb to grow. They're only available a couple of weeks of each growing season.

As you may gather from the photo, I'm also throwing in a yellow tomato for color and a bit different flavor. These yellow beauties have been available at the farmer's market for the past couple of weeks. They have a very old-fashioned, robust flavor.

Ann's Tomato Delight
8 small variety tomatoes (Flavorinos, plum, small Roma), sliced thin
4-6 green or candy apple onions sliced
2Tbs olive oil (I use Sicilian flavored)
1Tbs chopped fresh basil
2Tbs bleu cheese (optional)
Sea salt and crushed black pepper to taste

Mix ingredients together and chill half an hour or more before serving.

 I serve this over baby arugula fresh from my container garden. Yum.
Bon Apetit.


  1. How lucky you already have tomatoes at the farmers market, it will be a while before ours are ready. Your tomato salad sound yummy! Laura

  2. Hi Ann, I found you at Tuesday Garden Party. Thank you for the recipe, it looks delicious.

  3. Oh, how I envy your first bite of that glorious salad! We don't even have tomatoes in the ground yet--need to do that very soon!

  4. Yum! So jealous that you have tomatoes already too. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Off to pin it. I am stopping by from Tuesday Greens. Have a great weekend!


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