Post a recent visit to San Francisco, I’ve had an extra surge of creativity in the kitchen. And the farm fresh produce still on the market makes it uber easy to throw things together that are quick, yummy and healthy!
Here’s a salad that is inspired by one that I recently had at Tartine Manufactory.
2 San Marzano tomatoes
2 tbsp tahini
1 tsp berbere (any chilly powder can be substituted)
.5 tsp sesame seeds or nigella seeds (optional)
A few sprigs of oregano
Salt to taste
Put the tahini at the center of a plate.
Slice the peaches and tomatoes and arrange on the plate around the tahini.
Sprinkle the salt, berbere, oregano and sesame seeds (if using) on the peaches and tomatoes.
Dig in and enjoy!
It’s the fourth of July, a lovely summer afternoon begging for a chilled salad with a kick. With some leftover quinoa and fresh watermelon at hand, here’s my tabbouleh with a twist! This makes enough to serve two as an appetizer.
- One cup cooked quinoa
- A cup of cubed watermelon
- A quarter red onion, finely chopped
- Six mint leaves finely shredded
- Juice of one lemon
- One green chilly, finely chopped
- One to two tbsps of olive oil (depending on your taste)
- Freshly ground salt
- A teaspoon of black pepper or Aleppo pepper
Gently mix all the ingredients and serve as soon as mixed! Enjoy 🙂
As I stand in front of my fridge eyeing the fruit options to have as a pre-workout snack, the jalapenos, mint and orange grab my attention. I quickly pull them out along with a red onion from the pantry, some salt, pepper and olive oil and assemble the salad pictured above!
The instructions are so simple.
- Peel the skin off an orange and slice into thin rounds.
- Peel the onion and cut about a 1/4 of the onion into thin slices.
- Chop half a jalapeno into thin slices.
- Chop a tbsp or two of mint leaves finely.
- Arrange the oranges, onion and jalapeno on a plate. Garnish with mint leaves, sprinkle with salt and pepper and douse some extra virgin olive oil on top.
- Savor every bite
PS. If headed to the gym, follow-up with mouth wash! That red onion can be potent:)