|Arugula dressed with relish and feta cheese|
If you are like us, you now have an abundance of cucumbers and tomatoes from your garden. One thing that I like to do is make this relish. It is so quick to make, versatile and delicious. We use the relish in many ways including:
As a side dish
Place it on top of a bed of mixed greens sprinkle it with feta cheese and make a salad.
Use it on sandwiches
Serve it with fresh crusty bread
Use this instead of salsa with tortilla chips
Toss with fresh pasta-serve hot or as a cold pasta salad
Add a generous spoonful to the top of grilled meats prior to serving
The best part is that it takes no more than ten minutes to create!
Three medium tomatoes-diced
1 cucumber cut into bite size pieces
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 tbsp of fresh basil cut as chiffonade
2 tbsp capers
3 tbsp diced kalamata olives
drizzle of your favorite balsamic vinegar
drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
salt and pepper to taste
Combine the tomatoes, cucumber, onion, basil, olives, and capers in a medium sized bowl. Drizzle the vinegar and oil over the top. Add salt and pepper (don’t skimp on this one) and mix well. Store in the refrigerator for up to four days.(but it probably will not even last that long once you try it).
Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest