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 basil
Fresh tomatoes sliced & roasted in some olive oil sea salt and pepper in a stainless pan on stove.
Greek olives
Goat cheese
Red Onion
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.



Steven Alexander said...

Gee, I'm getting hungry just looking at the image. Congratulation on a really interesting and informative blog.

Angie Goodloe LMT, Herbalist said...

Thank you steven! If I ever make it to the amazon I will have to get a tour!