September 06, 2010

Healthy Veggie Salad (with a special appearance by Strawberry Raspberry Fruit Tart)


Well, folks.  Summer is almost over (YEEEEEEEEE-HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!!!!!) and although I'm sad to see it go (YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY FAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!), I wanted to give you all one or two more opportunities here (HAPPY HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEN!!!!) to take in the joys of the season-- fresh delicous summery fruits & vegetables!


Here is a delicious recipe for a super healthy & colorful veggie salad!



INGREDIENTS

2 T Red Wine Vinegar
2 Tsp Dijon Mustard
1 Tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 Tsp Dried Oregano
1/4 Tsp salt
1/4 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper
2 Minced Garlic Cloves
3 Cups Chopped Cucumber
2 Cups Halved Cherry Tomatoes
1 Cup Chopped Yellow Bell Pepper
1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Red Onion
1/4 Cup Halved Kalamata Olives

DIRECTIONS:  Chop up your veggies.  Whisk up the rest of the ingredients & toss to coat!


And now back to our previously scheduled food porn programming.  My friend, Dr. Beth, asked me to do a Strawberry Raspberry Fruit Tart for a birthday gal at work. 


I forget how delicious fresh fruit tarts are.



It's never my 'go to' dessert.



I'm a chocolate gal.



Or a cheesecake gal. 



Or a cookie a la mode gal.



So much has changed.
I think I AM a fruit tart.
Mmmmm...

Berries & inappropriately shaped vegetables,
MandiC.


2 comments:

Robyn said...

beautiful!

MandiCrocker said...

Thanks, Robynski! :)