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.
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.