Friday, July 28, 2017

Tomato Salad with Basil Chimichurri and Ricotta

 For a simple and elegant way to serve your summer farmers' market tomatoes, this speedy salad is perfect. Dressed in a basil chimichurri and speckled with creamy dollops of ricotta cheese, this show-stopping side is perfect for effortless entertaining.

1-1/2      cups fresh basil packed
 1           cup extra-virgin olive oil
 divided  3/4 cup fresh parsley
 pack  1/2 cup fresh cilantro 
 pack  1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 2 teaspoon kosher salt
 divided   1 small shallot
 peeled 1 garlic clove
 peeled 1 medium lime,
juiced 2 pounds heirloom tomatoes,
cut into wedges 
 1/2cup ricotto cheese

1 .  To make the chimichurri, combine basil, ¾ cup olive oil, parsley, cilantro, vinegar, 1 tsp. salt, shallot, garlic, and lime juice in the bowl of a food processor; process until smooth and uniform, about 1 minute.

2 .   Arrange tomato wedges on a serving platter and drizzle with the remaining ¼ cup olive oil and 1 teaspoon salt. Top with spoonfuls of ricotta cheese and drizzle with chimichurri. Serve immediately.
Heart healthy
Howdy friends and readers :
I do so hope you have missed me  , I am back just as sassy as ever to bring you great tasting dishes.
I will bring you up to date on the reason I was  away three months , there was circumstances beyond my control .
Lets get back to good eating ...HUH!!!


  1. Good afternoon Nee, I am so happy to see you posting again and that you will continue with Maxy sez , I enjoyed the story on Maxy about the girls prediction that the mother was pregnant and the one on Fun to Be Bad .
    Nee, would you tell me how to start a bolg about climate change , like the Nanook blog .
    Thank you so much for informing me about the other blogs your partner and you have .

  2. Good morning Trudy ,
    I am really glad to be able to post . It will be slow for a couple of weeks , but I feel stronger each day .
    My partner started Nanook , she was my mentor that poster about climate change and the bears , I was hooked . I have a group that meets each Friday .
    Think up a catchie name and we will go from their . I will ask her for pointers to help you and maybe she may visit your blog .
    Glad you enjoyed the stories , there will be more as I get back to my old self .
    See you in the papers .


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