Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pea and Tomato Salad

Salads can be a cinch to make and they can be complicated.  For me, it normally, makes no sense to put extra effort into a salad unless it is the main dish.  One can make a tasty and attractive salad with only a few ingredients.  I find that tomatoes bring color to the greens of a salad so I like to include them when they are from the garden and have the real flavor comes through.

This is an example of a green and red salad that can have as little or as much heat, as your would like.  You can also add any vegetables, you see fit to add.



Pea and Tomato Salad - Adapted from All Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce

Method:

In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes and peas.


 In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, vinegar, Parmesan cheese, sugar, salt, basil and pepper; shake well. Pour over tomato mixture and toss to coat. Serve over lettuce.





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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for linking with Garden Variety Wednesday!

    I don't think I've ever had peas in this type of salad (sweet pea salad, yes--lettuce salad, no). They make a green salad look more interesting I think.

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