This recipe looks delicious, healthy and simple. Tomatoes grow well in El Paso, they will even grow in a planter and ohhh the taste when they are home grown. You can also go to the Ardovinos market and buy tomatoes from the local growers. My tomatoes last year were not abundant so that’s what I did, went to the market and bought them. This is a great way to support the local farmers. We need more growers in this area.
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- How To Grow Tomatoes (answers.com)
- A Salad of Garden-Fresh Tomatoes (simplycooking.wordpress.com)
Now that tomatoes are at their peak, I am always looking for fresh and creative recipe ideas. I found this recipe in the June issue of Food Network Magazine. It was originally The Neelys’ recipe and if you ever watch their Food Network cooking show, you know their recipes aren’t the healthiest. I thought it was almost sinful to follow their exact recipe because it was full of fat! No need to make one of nature’s perfect foods unhealthy! I cut the fat down in this recipe by using non-fat buttermilk and non-fat sour cream. You could also replace the sour cream with non-fat Greek yogurt which would also bump up the protein and give this salad a nice tangy flavor. This salad is delicious! The garlic, shallot and fresh basil pack a flavorful punch! This salad would be a perfect side dish for a cook out or summer picnic!
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