Green Pepper and Tomato Salad

Green Pepper and Tomato Salad

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Total Time: 10 min
Prep: 10 min
Yield: 4 servings
Level: Easy

Ingredients
2 green bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1 1/2-inch dice
3 vine-ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 small onion, chopped
1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, coarsely chopped
1/2 lemon, juiced (1 tablespoon)
1 tablespoon balsamico
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Coarse salt and black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 a palm full

Directions
Combine peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic, parsley in a bowl with your fingertips. Squeeze the juice of the lemon with the lemon half sitting upright. This will help prevent the seeds from falling into the bowl. The lemon juice will spill down over the sides of the lemon and the seeds will remain with the fruit. Squeeze the juice evenly over the salad. If the lemon is under-ripe, microwave it for 10 seconds before you cut into it. Next, sprinkle a tablespoon of vinegar over the salad — just eyeball it. Drizzle the extra-virgin olive oil over the salad, add the salt, pepper and cumin. Toss again. Taste to adjust seasonings and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray
SHOW: 30 Minute Meals
EPISODE: Supermarket Exotic

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Classic tomato salsa

Classic tomato salsa

tomato salsa

“This tomato salsa is a great accompaniment to grilled fish and meat, and lovely served with fajitas or spooned into a falafel wrap ”
Serves 8
Cooks In 20 minutes
Difficulty Super easy

Ingredients

6 ripe tomatoes
1 large bunch of fresh coriander
1 onion
2 fresh jalapeño or green chillies
1 large clove of garlic
1-2 limes , juice from
extra virgin olive oil
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

Method

Finely chop the tomatoes and coriander (stalks and all) and place into a large bowl. Peel and finely chop the onion, deseed and finely chop the chillies, then add it all to the bowl.

Peel and finely grate in the garlic. Add the juice from 1 lime and 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Mix well, then season to taste with salt, pepper and lime juice. Serve straightaway or cover and set aside for a few hours to let all those flavours develop.
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Tomato and horseradish salad

Tomato and horseradish salad

tomato   SERVES 6

“Even better when made with all different types of ripe tomatoes – the more color the better! ”

Ingredients

4 large handfuls mixed tomatoes
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
extra virgin olive oil
good-quality red wine vinegar
½ clove garlic , grated
2 teaspoons fresh horseradish , grated, or jarred hot horseradish
1 small handful fresh flat-leaf parsley , finely sliced

Method

Cut the bigger tomatoes into slices about 1cm/½ inch thick. You can halve the cherry tomatoes or leave them whole. Then sprinkle them all with a good dusting of sea salt. Put them in a colander and leave them for 30 minutes. What’s going to happen here is that the salt will draw the excess moisture out of the tomatoes, intensifying their flavour. Don’t worry about the salad being too salty, as a lot of the salt drips away.

Place the tomatoes in a large bowl and dress with enough extra virgin olive oil to loosen (approximately 6 tablespoons), and 1–2 tablespoons of vinegar, but do add these to your own taste. Toss around and check for seasoning – you may or may not need salt but will certainly need pepper. Add the garlic. Now start to add the horseradish. Stir in a couple of teaspoons to begin with, toss around and taste. If you like it a bit hotter, add a bit more horseradish. All I do now is get some finely sliced flat-leaf parsley (stalks and leaves) and mix this into the tomatoes. Toss everything together and serve as a wonderful salad, making sure you mop up all the juices with some nice squashy bread.

This salad is fantastic with roast beef, goat’s cheese or jacket potatoes. And to be honest, even if you put these tomatoes in a roasting tray and roasted them with some sausages scattered around them it would be nice.
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