Summer on a platter! This salad is lovely in it's rustic simplicity. The tarragon adds a delicate anise note, different than the usual basil and tomato combination. Just add crusty chunks of bread to soak up the aromatic dressing, it's practically a meal in itself. Enjoy...
This is so quick and easy but the flavors are outstanding. You can put this salad together in a snap...the combination of the greens, fresh strawberries, feta and walnuts is great paired with the strawberry-balsamic vinaigrette. Adapted from a Bon Appetit recipe submitted by Judy Wilkins.
I consider this the world's best coleslaw. This is from the first Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. It allegedly serves 8-10 but I find that half the recipe serves that many.
It is wonderful as soon as made and better after the flavors have melded. Cooking time is chilling time.
Tangy and flavorful. You may also do these skewers in the oven 325 F apprx 20 min. check to see that no pink remains when cut through. If you do not like yogurt use sour cream or whipped cottage cheese with a couple of tbsp of low fat cream cheese added. A short cut to the final BBQ time is to partially cook the chicken in the marinade in a skillet until the chicken is just beginning to brown, then thread it onto the skewers and keep in fridge until you are ready to BBQ - only takes 10 minutes on a pre heated grill. Do not miss squeezing the fresh lime juice on as you are BBQing them - it gives a lovely zing.
I promise this is one of the nicest ways to enjoy quality tomatoes and basil. Like I say, don't make this if you can't get hold of home-grown or vine-ripened tomatoes. It's not worth doing. And don't use your tomatoes from the fridge.
Nothing is better in the summer than a frosty frozen fruit treat. Even better when its is light and luscious like this one. The lime heightens the natural sweetness of the mango while the whipped egg whites make the dessert light and airy. I ran across this one in a local newspaper and recently decided to try it in my ice cream maker. The directions and preparation time here are for conventional freezer preparation without an appliance.