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.
Make it a great day!
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