Monday, April 23, 2012

An Easy Warm Weather Lunch Dish- Fried Rustic Italian Bread with Vegetable Spread

This is vegetarian and simple to make. I use any good crusty Italian bread such as the Italian Garlic Loaf that Publix sells. I put a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a saute pan and fry the bread on both sides. Use medium high settings, and watch your slices closely. Plan 2 slices per person. For the vegetable spread you need:

3-4 Roma tomatoes chopped coarsely.

1 yellow onion, diced and sauteed in olive oil till golden. Sweat the onions with a little sea salt.

2 garlic cloves, crushed or finely diced.

1/2 teas. Italian seasoning

12 pitted green olives, diced.

1-2 tablespoons of capers.

Olive oil

After cooking the onion add all the other ingredients and saute over medium heat till the tomatoes are soft and cooked through. Taste and adjust seasoning. Adding a teaspoon of Balsamic vinegar is optional, though not for me.

This makes two servings.

1 comment:

Out on the prairie said...

a very nice treat, soul food, it is good for the soul