August 11, 2012

Anti-Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Basil Salad


This season’s tomato crop in my region has been abundant and I thought I’d share the quick and easy way that we’ve been enjoying all the farm fresh tomatoes. Since I have some basil growing in a container on my porch, it’s even easier!

I roughly chop the tomatoes and then toss them in a mixture of basil and olive oil. (I smash the basil with my mortar and pestle, but you could use a food processor or a blender). Sometimes we eat it just like this as a salad and sometimes I add some pasta or beans to make it the main dish. You could also throw in parmesan or fresh mozzarella cheese.

It doesn’t get any easier than that! Hope you’re enjoying the weekend. Easy recipes help me enjoy my weekends because they don’t keep me stuck in the kitchen. Happy Saturday friends!