Italian Salsa

Brian Blackley

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@bblackley

This is a base in my house for several dishes:
1) Add it to spinach wraps (To a tortilla, add this salsa, some cooked chicken and some raw spinach, some mozzarella cheese and some Caesar dressing).
2) Use it as a bruschetta base. Try adding small slices of smoked salmon (you should be able to buy this pre-smoked in some groceries) to your bruschetta. It's delicious.
3) Make a mozzarella salad. To this, add 8 oz. of pearl-sized balls of mozzarella cheese. Serve it on crackers or Melba toast or as a salad unto itself with croutons tossed on top.
4) Top a pizza crust with this mixture and mozzarella cheese to make a great homemade pizza. Get experimental and add other pizza toppings. Roasted red pepper is recommended.
5) Half the tomatoes and double amount of oil and vinegar for a fresh and delicious salad dressing
6) Add chopped black olives and toss it with a pound of cooked pasta such as farfalle, rotini or penne and top with fresh parmesan, chill and serve as a delicious pasta salad.

The possibilities are endless. We eat this blend almost once a week during the spring, summer and fall in some incarnation or another.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

15 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

4 medium
chopped tomatoes
1/2 small
chopped yellow onion
1/2 small
chopped red bell pepper
1 bunch
chopped fresh basil (approx. 20 leaves)
2 clove
crushed garlic
3 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp
chopped fresh oregano (half if using dry)
1 Tbsp
coarse sea salt (to taste)
1 tsp
course ground black pepper (to taste)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Take ingredients and mix together.
2
See notes for recipe opportunities. Also search for Spinach Wraps on the site to see a very good use of this mixture or search for Simple Bruschetta.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Healthy