I love a ripe tomato in the summer, and most times I want nothing more than a sprinkling of salt and a drizzle of oil to heighten the flavor, but sometimes you want to shake things up a bit. Today I am taking a walk on the spicy side: A bit of chopped chile and ginger and a dusting of lemon zest are all it takes to transform your tomatoes into something really special.
Walnuts not only taste great but are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids as well as other nutrients. I love the crunch they add to hearty salads like this one which is filling enough to be a satisfying (and healthy) dinner.
I'm a huge fan of eating healthy, but if I don't have the right choices on hand, I often reach for, oh, I don't know -- cheese and salami (tasty but not exactly healthy). To combat that impulse, I keep a healthy option in my fridge. This recipe totally fits the bill; I would eat it for a snack, lunch, or even a light dinner. Bonus: It travels really well, so why not make it for your next potluck or picnic?
It's been a while since I've cooked with portobellos, I'm not sure why exactly -- maybe I had one too many portobello burgers in the late ’80s. Whatever the reason, I think it's high time they made a comeback. Today I’m roasting them with sweet tomatoes and earthy garlic. Then I'll layer them with some fresh basil and creamy mozzarella into a super-satisfying salad. Check it out!