Sunday, July 26, 2009

you say tomayto, i say tamahto

As you may know the carnivore and I are trying our hands at gardening for the first time this year. We have been very successful with our herb garden, but we are still waiting on our tomatoes to turn red. In the meantime, I have enjoyed a few green tomatoes. And while, like all good southerners, I do think everything is better fried. I must admit a green tomato can be great on its own. After I made a batch of fried green tomatoes the other day I had one little lonely green tomato left. This is what I did with it:

I began with some crisp romaine lettuce. I tossed about 1 1/2 cups with 1 tblsp. of horseradish mustard in a small bowl until it was well coated. I then sliced half of a small red tomato and 1/2 of a medium green tomato. I tossed these in a separate bowl with salt and pepper. The carnivore grilled some fresh corn and once it was ready I removed the corn from the cob and tossed it with the tomatoes. I grabbed a large bowl and placed the lettuce on the bottom and then topped it with the veggie mixture.

This salad was delicious. The mustard gives it a kick, but the corn keeps it sweet. The tart green tomatoes are just the right finishing touch too. Not only did it give me a filling dinner salad on a hot summer night, it also packed in a lot of vitamin C and lycopene.

menu ideas:
While I had this salad as my main course for dinner, the carnivore had his nearly naked chicken drummies. He kept his corn on the cob, and we both had campfire potatoes. By the way, this is a great grilling menu for when you don't want to heat up your kitchen! Of course, it can also be a nice lunch too.


  1. Your salad looks gorgeous and I bet it tastes as good as it looks! Yum!

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