Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Garden Goodness

Today's recipe is a great one for summer. It's light, refreshing and the three veggies used can easily be found at local markets.

Hope you enjoy the yummy goodness of this salad and/or side dish I serve often in these loooooong hot months.

Marinated Veggie Medley

2 Vine ripe Creole tomatoes
1 Large cucumber
1 Medium Vidalia or red onion
1/2 Cup Robusto Italian dressing
Sea salt, black pepper and garlic powder to taste

Clean vegetables and dice small. Put into serving bowl and add a thick layer of dressing. Season to your preference. Refrigerate, stirring once every few hours until ready to serve as is, or over lettuce leaves for a nice salad.
Haiku Hooplah winner announced tomorrow!


Hilary said...

That does yummy. Delicious and refreshing. Haiku's hard to quit.

K. said...

Looks yummy...

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL, Hilary!!!!!!!!

Thanks, K. It's so easy and quick (and cheap).

Debbie said...

I make this often. I throw a little (or a lot) of feta in there too because what isn't better with feta?

B.J. Anderson said...

Oh my goodness that looks awesome!

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

I bet it's just as good as that cobbler I made from your "louisiana mix" and my Blackberry's!
I blogged about your mix today!

Melissa Marsh said...

YUM! We have a similar salad - but it has green peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, and vinegar and oil. Simple and perfect for the summer!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Debbie, just about everything IS better with Feta. You my twin!

B.J., tis...and easy too. Add olives, artichokes, whatever. mmm mmm good.

It's almost as good, Carol. :) Be by your bloggy shortly.

Sure is, Melissa!

Marguerite said...

This salad looks so good. I make a similar summer salad and keep a container of it in the fridge, all summer long. It is so soothing and very alkaline, which is good for the old bod.

Deb Shucka said...

The version of this salad that I grew up with, and that says SUMMER to me, involves cucumbers and Walla Walla sweet onions and a homemade dressing. Tomatoes are for eating whole with salt!

Terri Tiffany said...

Do you ever eat anything nonspicy?

Vodka Mom said...

now you've gone and made me hungry!!

However, i THINK that's the salad I'll make with dinner tonight!!

Thanks, Angie. (thinking of you and your mom laughing- it warms my heart...)

Anonymous said...

Anything is better with Feta? It's good but not that good. The salad looks great and probably tastes better than that. I'll answer for Terri - No.
See ya

DebraLSchubert said...

Thanks for cowtowing to us vegetarians (hee-hee!).

Angela said...

Looks great. I'd probably need to add a few black olives, because everything is better with black olives in my book!

lizspin said...

I think I need to add a little wine, because everything is better with wine in my book!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Yes indeedy, Marguerite.

Deb, ate a fresh garden 'mater with lunch of grilled cheese today. mmmm good.

Not when I don't have to, Terri. (And most of my recipes aren't even as hot as most Cajuns like it!) :)

Vodka Mom, thanks much. Glad you gonna git yew some o' dat salad!

LOL, Oren.

Schube, us carnivores is good like dat! *grin*

LOVE black olives, Angela, and the marinated artichoke hearts. mmmm.

lizspin, add some feta or gouda and we could call it the Wine & Cheese salad. :)

blueviolet said...

That looks like just the kind of summer lunch I'd love! :)

KLo said...

Looks delicious : ) I think Vidalia onions make everything taste better. Well, except for ice cream : )

Barb said...

When I first saw the picture, I was concerned that this contained celery - which is the work of the devil.

Great salad. I am going to try this on the weekend. Thanks for posting it.

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

This looks absolutely WONDERFUL!!!

Lola said...

That looks refreshing. I've never heard of Creole Tomatoes though.

Angie Ledbetter said...

BlueV, it really is yummers.

LOL, KLo. I agree. :)

Barb, I don't "do" celery or bell peppers either. *shudder* (Don't hate me, you lovers of those two veggies!) So far I haven't found a recipe that's suffered from removing those items. LOL

Thanks, Boomer!

Lola, they are an awesome, summer delish variety. Hope you can find some. :)

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