Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tomato Salad

Some call it "chunky salsa", "Pico de Gallo", a topping for bruschetta, or just "chopped tomatoes and onions", whatever it is, I like it and so does my boyfriend. Almost to the point of us arguing over who gets to make it! We each have our own take on it but it's mostly the same, just different amounts of spices. He eats it with toasted pita bread or with crusty slices of baguette, most of the time that's how I eat it, but sometimes I go for the tortilla chips (usually blue corn, they are my fav).

Here's the basic recipe, just remember this is kinda a "whatever taste good to you" approach to measurements and it switches every time we make it.

5 Plum Tomatoes-roughly chopped
1 medium red onion-diced (or use a hand chopper, I got one at Ikea for $8 and it works great!)
1 clove garlic-minced
a few leaves fresh basil-roughly chopped (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
about 2 teaspoons fresh oregano-minced (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
Salt and pepper to taste
Splash of vinegar (any variety is fine)
Splash of extra virgin olive oil

Combine all ingredients in bowl or container if you want to save for later. Mix well and refrigerate for about 15 minutes so the spices can soak in. Mix well before serving. ENJOY :)

3 comments:

  1. Great combination! I wish I had fresh oregano and basil but I only have dried. I'm looking into making my own little herb garden, though, now that we have a little patio!

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  2. That sounds soooo yummy! I definitely would use it as a topping for bruschetta; now I'm STARVING and really want some bruschetta!!!

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    ~Elizabeth
    Confessions From A Working Mom

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