Friday, August 10, 2007
Nasturtium Basil Fresh tomato salad
Yummy lunch! Perfect for the overcast and kinda cool day.
I started out by roasting some garlic in the oven. Roast until brown w/ a little olive oil and sea salt and pepper, just cut the hard end off and roast it in it's skin, when done squeeze the soft roasted garlic yum!
Then I made the salad.
Fresh garden lettuce
Fresh tomatoes sliced & roasted in some olive oil sea salt and pepper in a stainless pan on stove.
Nasturtium Flowers and leaves
Great Balsamic vinegar and olive oil (from what was left in pan from tomatoes)
Assemble the salad with the greens, When tomatoes are done add them with the cheese and olives. The warm contrast with the cool greens is delish!
It would not have been complete without a glass of wine a Cab/ shiraz mix that is to die for (a gift from a good friend)
Oh and the roasted garlic? Add that to some great bread, I like Dave's Killer multi grain.