Tear basil and mint, instead of chopping it, for a fresh, herbaceous flavor.
What could be more satisfying on a sweltering summer day than a dish of tomato and whole grain salad liberally seasoned with a citrusy dressing and copious amount of fresh herbs. Nothing, I tell ‘ya, nothing.
Certainly this recipe would be a welcome accompaniment to anything you put on the grill, but it stands alone with a crusty baguette and wedge of goat-brie as a lovely summer supper.
If you are a tabouli lover, bulgur could already be a known component in your favorite salads. This recipe is a take on tabouli, with loads of tomatoes and herbs that are torn, rather than finely chopped, as in tabouli.
If time allows, let the salad sit out in the sun a few minutes before eating; it only gets better as the tomato runoff sinks into the grain making an addictive bite. By the way, they may not be on your vine yet, but grown in Michigan soil tomatoes are available in abundance at the Kerrytown Farmers Market.
Taking care to practice what I preached in my last blog, I remain tasered into beans. (Been researching tasers for the current novel I’m writing. A cool word. It can be used as a noun: He’s running down Nine Mile, grab your taser! A verb: You tasered the wrong guy, man! Even an adjective: His eyes, a knee-buckling shade of … Full recipe post »
Off the grid of late, spending every available minute, and every ounce of inspiration, on a book synopsis that had to be submitted last week. My two protagonists (female 31-year old first cousins) are of Polish descent, and Eastern European food has been on my mind. This salad is my daughter’s recipe and was inspired by my … Full recipe post »
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