How to make Cherry Tomatoes and Basil Salad. Ingredients: Serves 2 3 cups grape and cherry tomatoes, sliced3 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar1/4 teaspoon dried oregano1/4 teaspoon salt3 tablespoons chopped basil Directions: Whisk together the oil, vinegar, oregano and salt.Put toma
This is not your average tuna pasta salad. It uses olive oil and lemon instead of mayo, and Mediterranean flavors like tomatoes, olives, capers, and basil. This tuna pasta salad is healthy, fresh, bright and light!
This classic caprese salad recipe is an especially cool and refreshing appetizer, side dish, or snack for the hot summer months! You don't have to be eating Italian food to enjoy fresh tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, balsamic, and olive oil- it's an easy side salad that goes with anything!
Layers of fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh tomatoes, and fresh basil leaves drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with coarse salt & freshly ground pepper.
Although it's difficult to narrow down my absolute favorite bruschetta toppings, Heirloom Tomatoes and Basil, Olive Oil Tuna Salad, and Garlic-Herb White Bean are classically irresistible.
A classic Italian Caprese Salad--slices of juicy tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella and peppery basil. Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt/pepper finish the salad.
How to make a Mozzarella & Tomato Salad. Ingredients: Serves 4 4 x 150g buffalo mozzarella cheese, drained600g tomatoes (any mixture you like)2 tbsp olive oil, for drizzlingSalt and freshly ground black pepperLarge handful of fresh basil leaves, to serve Method: Tear the mozzarella into pieces b
Panzanella is a dinner-sized salad – practically a meal in itself, with crusty bread, cheese, veggies, and olives, it makes a delightful dinner on a hot summer night!This Mediterranean salad usually consists of crusty Tuscan bread and tomatoes in addition to fresh garden vegetables. Veggies can include bell peppers of any color, cucumbers, and onions. Garlic, capers, black olives, and anchovies are added to the salad for extra punch. Use good quality olive oil and white or red wine vinegar. Panzanella originated in Italy was a good way for Italian cooks to make a meal out of stale bread and homegrown vegetables. This Mediterranean salad is another example of the green, white, and red colors of the Italian flag, which are frequently represented in Italian cuisine. The written records of Panzanella go back centuries. In the 1500s, a poem by the famous artist Bronzino described the salad. At that time, the tomato was quite a few years from being introduced into the Italian kitchen, so the ingredients were limited to cucumber, onion, basil, arugula, and bread. Just like yesteryear, practically every modern family has some amount of stale bread lying around the house, but we like to use fresh Ciabatta, slightly toasted to give the salad the freshest taste possible. We also have added feta cheese – a flavor that maintains the Mediterranean flair but adds a little more substance to the meal.
How to make a Tomato and Basil Pasta Salad. Ingredients: Serves 4 500g pasta of your choiceHandful of cherry tomatoes or sun-dried tomatoes, choppedHandful of fresh basil, chopped2 tablespoons olive oil2 cloves of minced garlicJuice of 1 lemonSalt and pepper to taste Method: Cook the pasta in salted
These are the easiest flatbreads ever, made simply with chickpea flour, water, spinach, lemon juice, olive oil and seasonings. The batter gets made right in the Vitamix or blender and is then cooked like crepes in a skillet. I love to pile the flatbreads with a quick Greek-style salad of tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, feta and a creamy buttermilk herb dressing, but you could top them with any seasonal vegetables or dressings you’d like. While you can eat the chickpea flatbreads like wraps if you serve them right away while they’re still pliant, you can also make them ahead then eat them with a fork and knife. I also love to tear off pieces of the bread and use them to grab the salad, much like you’d eat Indian food with naan bread. It's a healthy and quick lunch or weeknight dinner!
Everyone love a good Caprese salad (tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella with olive oil), so why not change it a bit and make it a pasta salad, and since it’s spring why not add a few green aspa…
How to make a Mediterranean Lentil Salad. Serves: 1 Ingredients: 1/2 cup parsley, chopped1 cup cooked lentils (about 1/3 cup dry)1 teaspoon olive oiljuice and zest of half a lemon1/4 cup diced cucumber (about 1/3 of a large cucumber)4-6 grape tomatoes, halved2 teaspoons dried dill2-3 basil leav
This salad made entirely of veggies (unless you add in some delicious feta cheese) is dressed with a scant amount of olive oil and quite a helping of lemon juice. The seasoning derives from very thinly sliced basil and green onions. You may wish to further season with salt and pepper.
Panzanella is a classic Italian salad made with day-old bread, tomatoes, onions and basil. It is dressed with a simple olive oil and red-wine vinegar.
How to make an Asparagus Summer Salad. INGREDIENTS: Serves 4 2 pounds asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice2 tablespoons Dijon mustard3 tablespoons olive oil1/4 cup each chopped fresh basil, chives, and cilantro1 cup thinly sliced red onion3/4 cup toasted pine nuts1/2 cup
How to make a Taco Pasta Salad. Ingredients: Serves 4-6 1 lb lean ground beef1 lb spiral pasta1 orange bell pepper, diced1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved1 romaine heart, thinly sliced1 14oz can of black beans, drained1 red bell pepper, diced1/2 yellow onion, diced1 tablespoon olive oil1 teaspoon salt2
How to make a Tomato and Cucumber Salad. Ingredients: Serves 4 1 cup chopped red onion1 and 1/4 teaspoons Sea Salt, divided2 cups water1/4 cup lime juice2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil1 tablespoon honey2 teaspoons Ground Garlic Powder1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper2 cups chopped seeded tomatoe
How to make a Burrata and Tomato Salad. Ingredients: Serves 4 2 burrata balls10 oz of small, sweet tomatoes sliced in halfsaltfresh cracked black pepperextra virgin olive oilchopped basilbalsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze Instructions: Place your burrata balls in the center of a shallow bowl.Place h
How to make a Summer Tomato Salad. Ingredients: Serves 4 2 cups of whole, tri-coloured, cherry tomatoes3/4 cup of feta cheese crumbles1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil2 pinches of salt1 teaspoon of ground black pepperbalsamic vinegar (optional) Instructions: Rinse the cherry tomatoes and slice them
How to make a Warm Potato Salad. Ingredients: Serves 4 300 g Baby potatoes2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil50 g French beans (Cut in small pieces)½ Yellow bell pepper (Sliced)½ Red bell pepper (Sliced)½ Green bell pepper (Sliced)½ cup Onion (Thinly sliced)2 tbsp Kalamata olives10-12 Cherry tomatoes (Hal