Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Fresh Side Dish

Tonight for supper, I wanted to make a side dish using tomatoes.  I had these beautiful cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and cucumbers.  I simply cut all three ingredients into the same sized pieces, and added salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil.

It was good, but I think I was missing something.  Maybe a splash of vinegar?  An herb of some sort? 

Any ideas?

14 comments:

B Boys Mom said...

I think I'm hungry because my mouth is watering just looking at the wonderful fresh side dish.

Mizé said...

I enjoy tomatoes with mozzarella, never tried mixing cucumber but it sounds a good idea.
I would add dry oregano, just like I do with cheese & tomatoes only.

Dawn said...

Looks so good! Maybe try italian dressing. Makes me hungry!

Catherine said...

A squirt of lemon perhaps. Delicious and healthy snacking nonetheless!

jenn said...

Tammy ~ I enjoyed the leftovers sitting poolside this afternoon...it was the perfect snack for the hot weather.

jenn said...

Mize ~ I have oregano...I am going to have to try that. Thanks for the tip!

jenn said...

Dawn ~ I put Italian dressing on my cucumbers when I slice them by themselves, and it's yummy. I was just trying something different...thanks for the tip, though. :)

jenn said...

Catherine ~ see, lemon didn't occur to me either. Another great idea I am going to have to try!

Tara Beaulieu said...

I make tomato and mozzarella with fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Not sure if it will translate well to cucumbers, but it might! I'm going to add some cukes next time I make the salad and see how it turns out. :) Your photo looks so yummy!

jenn said...

Tara Beaulieu ~ I was thinking vinegar or some sort, and I do really like balsamic...I will definitely try this, too. Thanks!

imelda said...

im all set with this, acually il do this recipe later, thanks u shared this here jen

jenn said...

You're welcome, imelda! I hope you enjoy it!

Grace said...

Not oregano - basil! and just a teeny drop of balsamic vinegar.

jenn said...

Grace ~ Basil...got it. No oregano.

I love how different people have different recipes. I wonder which one I will like best. I have more stuff so maybe I'll throw some together tomorrow.