This simple salad is one of my late-summer go-to’s, a firm favourite made with ripe, juicy tomatoes + tomatillos, lettuce greens and edible flowers.
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Tomato & Tomatillo Salad
PEEL husk off tomatillo – fruit might feel a little stick-ish – wash all veg.
CUT tomatotes + tomatillos in quarters. Dice cucumber and slice scallions finely.
GATHER edible flowers and remove petals.
SERVE on a bed of lettuce greens and garnish with edible flowers.
DRESS with vinegar, dulse | salt.
Lemon Dijon Dressing, or balsamic glaze or Iron Maiden Pesto.
as a side salad
add a plant or animal protein for a complete meal
add sunflower seeds, toasted pine nuts or any other nuts or seeds.
Pile on toasted sourdough or my gluten-free protein-rich Body Balance Quinoa Bread.
* EDIBLE FLOWERS – choose what you like to eat – taste them first – arugula, mustard greens, basil, tulsi, garlic chive, turnip, radish, dill, fennel, rosemary, thyme, oregano, mint, anise hyssop, wood betony, skullcap, bee balm, calendula, onion, chamomile, nasturtium, catnip, lemon balm, savory, self-heal, sorrel, daylilies, marigolds, echinacea, sunflower, squash, peas, beans, leek, lavender
ADD BEANS or GRAINS – use cannellini or navy beans, chickpeas + lentils, cooked rice, quinoa, black lentils, pinto, adzuki, and black-eyed peas.
VEG + SWAP OR ADD radish, cooked beetroot, kohlrabi, celery, carrot, cucumber, pepper – finely diced.
ADD sunflower seeds, toasted pine nuts or any other nuts or seeds.
ADD PROTEIN – tofu, cheese, beans, nuts & seeds, smoked fish, HB Egg