Sunday, July 26, 2009

Simple Things - Tomato Salad



In the summer, the things I serve for dinner are often so simple that there's no need to post a recipe. Sometimes though, I still snap photos of dishes before they hit the dinner table.

This dish of tomatoes with nothing but sea salt and cracked pepper looked so pretty that I just had to post it.



What are your simple, yet beautiful dishes?

4 red beans:

misti said...

My tomato salad is easy (on the eyes and easy to make): tomatoes and basil from my back yard, salt, pepper, olive oil, and fresh mozzarella. Yum...

Another favorite is whole wheat penne with olive oil, sauteed shallots, and grated parmesan.

Easy and so good!

Tobermory said...

In the spring, when artichokes are at their height, I have steamed artichoke with creme fraiche thinned with lemon juice and speckled with chopped chives.

In the summer, romaine hearts with some kind of light, tangy vinaigrette sprinkled over. Last night i had a garden-grown tomato, so I added that, and some capers. I didn't have a lemon, so I made the vinaigrette with aged white wine vinegar. Mmmmmmmm . . .

Nicole said...

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Patty said...

Oh ..I forgot...I wanted to say that I really like your blog..great photos of drinks AND food..both look and "creations"
of them...

The beautiful tomato dish reminded me of something I am sure you have also done at some point..if not..you really should...

Great summer dish..sometimes all I eat at night..it is so hot..

thinnly sliced Creole tomatoes off the bush of course..thinnly sliced Vidalia onions..those sweet luscious beauties...and depending on mood either fresh basil...chopped up very well..or fresh thyme..or dill..with just some extra virgin olive oil..balsamic vinegar..little bit of salt depending on the saltiness of those great Creoles and a little shot of black pepper as well..Hot crispy french bread...real buttah as we say..and some iced tea with lemon and fresh spearmint...

Like that? I know you do!

Cheers...

September 1, 2009 8:23 PM

Patty said...
One mo time...variation on the herbs here...lemon thyme or lemon basil or and this one you have to grow if you do not already..
lemon verbena...magnificent...

The lemon verbena has been shown to have more lemon essence taste even than a real lemon..(the best of which as I am sure you know is a Meyer lemon!)

And with the lemon verbena one also gets an additional bouquet rendered into food or iced tea that is lovel..

Ok...no more for now..see what happens when two New Orleanians..
(oh yes you are in your food soul!)
get together about food...

ongoing..conversation...

Later ...dawlin...

September 1, 2009 8:35 PM

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