Fresh Tomato Vinaigrette

What season are you in?

Here, we are a few weeks from summer kicking into full gear. Last weekend, my husband and I got our garden put in. Seemed a little late this year, but we live down on the river bottom and the nights get down right chilly way into May. When we got back from vacation, we still had nights in the 30’s and 40’s here! Brrrr!

It’s warming up nicely now and got me to thinking about summer meals. I saw this yummy post from Jenny and wanted to share it just in case some of you have your gardens going already, or are frequenting farmers markets.

This looks SO good! I may even have to try one of her gluten free bread recipes to go with it!

What I love about her blog is, she is kind enough to include gluten free and vegetarian tips and substitutes which is so handy.

Thank you, Jenny, for letting me share this! I’m excited for my garden to come in so I can make it!


tomato vinaigrette

Fridays are frequently pizza night at my house. Although it is only barely the start of summer here in Georgia, today’s temp is supposed to hit 91! So there will not be any oven use in this house today.

What to do? A fresh tomato salad perched atop good crusty french or italian bread, drizzled with a fresh tomato vinaigrette and shaved parmesan. It is so good you’ll make it your summer go-to substitute for pizza.

If you are like my husband and must have meat with dinner, add a layer of prosciutto, salami or capicola.  Or veg it out with antipasti by adding chopped olives, capers, pepperoncini and thinly sliced red onion.

Want more protein? Try adding cooked and cooled chickpeas or white beans or make a puree of the beans with some of the vinaigrette.

For my greens I used fresh basil and the pea…

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