Thursday, July 31, 2008

Another Tomato Recipe

Well I picked more fresh tomatoes today and I'm going to deliver some tomorrow to family and friends. Today I have a recipe for you that would be great for a large crowd...I just love parties, don't you?

Tomato and Orzo Salad

12 to 14 ears corn
1/2 C Olive Oil, extra-virgin
4 C cooked orzo pasta
1 1/2 lb. cherry tomatoes, halved
1 finely chopped red onion
1 C basil leaves, thinly sliced
Sea Salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste

Shuck your corn and scrape the kernels. In a large skillet heat 1 T. of olive oil and add the corn. Cook stirring occasionally until slightly charred, you know golden. Transfer to a large bowl to cool, and then stir in the orzo, onion, basil and tomatoes.

In a small bowl whisk together your dressing which is the remaining olive oil, vinegar and salt, pepper and cayenne. Pour over the corn salad and toss. Refrigerate to blend all the flavors.

Now this makes a big salad, which for me is great with large gatherings. You can cut this recipe down to any size you want. I always forget that I'm usually cooking for two during the week and then the frig gets full!

How can anyone pass up the great flavors of homegrown tomatoes, onions and corn on the Cob. Enjoy!


nanatrish said...

Another yummy dish! Thanks so much for your sweet words on my blog. I do feel blessed to have met you through our blogs. I'm still wishing I could reach through the computer and get me some great big red tomatoes for a tomato sandwich with mayo. Yum Yum

A Woman Who is: said...

You have been tagged if you want to play?

Dustye said...

I've been tagged huh? I'll just hop over and see what this is all about!

Knitting Mania said...

Another good salad idea....good talking with ya this past weekend..

I'll try to attach that blog on your site for ya soon......I promise!

The Texican said...

Hi Dustye, I come by often, but rarely comment except to tell my wife to go and take a look. We are always open to new recipes. Thanks, Pappy

Marye said...

what a great salad21 I loe orzo!
I wish mytomato crop looked as abundant as yours!
They sort of stop producing at 100 degrees!