Friday, March 1, 2013

Tomato and Avocado Season

Generally in food, this is my favourite time of year. Not only are the tomato plants in the backyard ripening nicely (and they're also relatively cheap at the supermarket) but it's avocado season. I've had to step outside of the $2 project (it doesn't matter - I haven't been all that stringent on it anyway though some of the people around me are now cursing about the cost of food) for this event. All for one reason... Tomato Salad.

This is the simplest thing EVER!

Tomato Salad

Ingredients

  • Two or three tomatoes
  • A clove of garlic
  • Half an onion
  • A couple of stalks of parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • A splash of olive oil
  • A splash of balsamic vinegar

Method

  • Cut up your tomato into bite size (approx. 1cm²) pieces and throw into a bowl.
  • Finally chop the onion - throw it into the bowl.
  • Finely grate your garlic and throw it in.
  • Chop up the parsley and throw it in.
  • Throw in the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
The raw garlic creates a kind of spiciness to the salad whereas the parsley starts to mellow it out a bit. Anyway, the reason this is soooo good during avocado season? There's nothing quite as good as avocado on toast topped with a spoonful of the tomato salad.

Have it on the side of pizza to cut through the grease of a store brought pizza.

I'm not sure but I think this might be a Jamie Oliver recipe - I saw it on TV a while back and only just had a go at making it.

A friend of mine suggested I try avocado and honey toast... Anyone here tried it?

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