Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tomato green salad

During the summer, every afternoon has become a ritual of harvesting a mix of cherry tomatoes from the kitchen garden and making a salad with greens. With the addition of cheese and nuts, it becomes a complete and satisfying lunch. Pomegranate vinegar adds that antioxidant power to the salad.

Tomato green salad
  • 2 handfuls, spring green salad mix  
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese 
  • 2 tablespoons sliced raw almonds 
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (I used a mix of red-cherry, yellow-pear, red-pear and orange-sun gold) 
  • Pomegranate salad dressing (recipe follows)

Chop salad greens into bite-sized pieces. Mix in greens, tomatoes, almonds and cheese in a bowl. Drizzle salad dressing over and gently mix the salad with dressing and serve.

Pomegranate salad dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate vinegar 
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced 
  • salt and pepper to taste

Whisk all the ingredients together.

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  1. A beautiful salad! Your garden has held up well this year-enjoy!

  2. YUM YUM - pomegrante salad dressing!!!! It sounds DEVINE! Funny, I tried Pomegrante Juice in Whole Foods for first time today! Talk about pomegrante on the brain!
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Now that sounds very easy.. I'm going to try it tonight..

  4. Lovely, I liked, especially, pomegrante juice.

  5. What a beautiful salad! That would look good on any table. -

  6. That salad looks amazing! Yum. And pomegranate dressing! - I will give it a try.

  7. Stoppin by to wish you a Happy PS on my first time-the salad look inviting!

  8. Your tomatoes are so beautiful! I love salads like this.

  9. That salad looks so great and I can't wait to try your dressing! Thanks for the recipe.
    Stopping by from Met Monday. ;)