Friday, August 24, 2012

seashells with basil, tomatoes and garlic salad

Here is the direct link for: Seashells with Basil, Tomatoes, and Garlic Salad.

This is a salad recipe. It comes from the blog, Big Sis, Lil Sis, two sisters that share their love of cooking. The recipe is adapted from Sunset Magazine, June 2012, issue. I like this adaptation so much more than the original. The stewing of the tomatoes is their idea.

The recipe sings summertime with the tomato, basil and parmesan ingredients. The salad is so much better tasting than the blog's photo portrays. The cherry tomato slices are simmered in a hot olive oil-garlic sauce and then it stews for 30 minutes to meld the flavors. It also has a hint of crushed red pepper to it. A very light and flavorful salad that presents itself well. A great potluck dish to share.

The seashell noodles are always a little difficult to pick up with your fork. Thus eating this salad is a slow, mindful experience. Bow-tie noodles are easier to pick up and still look festive.

They suggest throwing in some halved kalamata olives, which would be excellent. I didn't notice that little detail until just now. Next time, and believe me, there will be a next time.

The red pin award for absolutely delicious! I have found another winner salad here!

Happy pinning!

1 comment:

  1. With all our fresh tomatoes ripening on the vines - I am sooo making this one! Thank you for finding it and sharing. Kalamatas - definitely!