Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer Salad with Fresh Dill

There was another great cooking demonstration at our Farmer's Market featuring tomatoes this morning by Learn Great Foods.  This salad is summer on a plate!  So fresh and full of yummy goodness.  I was able to get at least 90% of the ingredients at the market, and only had to get the lemon and dill at the grocery store.  Everything else I already had.

The cast of characters...
*Note* The recipe calls for mayo...I only had Miracle Whip on hand, I think plain mayo would be better...

On a side note, just look at this bunch of fresh basil I bought for only a dollar!  Made pesto sauce tonight...

Summer Salad with Fresh Dill
Ingredients:

2-4 tomatoes (depending on size, etc...pick a few of different colors!)
sprinkles of salt
1 cucumber, peeled
1 onion (I used red)
1 bell pepper (I used green)
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 Tbs. chopped fresh dill
salt and pepper

Directions:

1.  Cut tomatoes in half, sprinkle with salt, and invert on a paper towel for 15 minutes.  Chop.
2.  Chop cucumber, place in a colander, and sprinkle with salt.  Let stand for 15 minutes.  Pat dry with paper towels.
3.  Chop onion and bell pepper.
4.  In a medium bowl, toss together tomatoes, cucumber, onion, and bell pepper.
5.  Blend sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper (to taste) in a small bowl.
6.  Dollop dressing on mixed vegetables.  Serve. 
  

1 comment:

Judy said...

Can't wait to try it - MOM