Fresh Tomato Salsa

Makes approximately 3 cups INGREDIENTS 3 cups red cherry tomatoes, chopped fine 2 medium yellow tomatoes, chopped fine ½ cup white onion, chopped very fine ½ cup red bell peppers, chopped very fine ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine 1-2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped fine 1 teaspoon cumin Juice of 3-4 limes Salt […]

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Garden Flounder Ceviche

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 pounds Flounder fillets, sliced in thin strips or cut into small cubes 1 medium zucchini, chopped super fine 1 medium carrot, chopped super fine ½ medium red onion, chopped fine 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 teaspoon red chili, chopped fine 1 small shallot, chopped fine 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon […]

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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Ricotta, Olives, and Herbs

Serves 5-7 people Ingredients 1 cup ricotta cheese ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 4 large heirloom tomatoes, sliced 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 1 large red onion, sliced 1 cup fresh basil leaves ¼ cup fresh mint leaves ¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley ½ cup pitted green olive (ideally calabrese or something equally briny) […]

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Huevos Ranchero’s de Nissa

Serves 4-6 Ingredients Avocado or canola oil 1 medium red onion, chopped ½ jalapeño, deseeded and chopped ½ red pepper, chopped small ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved 6 eggs Salt Ger-Nis Tabasco ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine Avocado (optional) ¼ cup cotija cheese Corn tortillas, warmed Directions In a medium sauté pan, heat […]

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Italian Antipasti Plate

Serves 10 Ingredients 2 red bell peppers, roasted & peeled 2 yellow bell peppers, roasted & peeled 2 medium red onions, quartered and roasted 9 cloves garlic, roasted 20 cherry tomatoes yellow and red, roasted lightly 2 cans artichoke hearts, halved 1 cup back brine cured olives ½ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped ½ cup […]

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Italian Antipasti Plate

Serves 10 Ingredients 2 red bell peppers, roasted & peeled 2 yellow bell peppers, roasted & peeled 2 medium red onions, quartered and roasted 9 cloves garlic, roasted 20 cherry tomatoes yellow and red, roasted lightly 2 cans artichoke hearts, halved 1 cup black brine cured olives ½ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped ½ cup […]

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Mediterranean Lentil & Bulgur Salad

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 cup lentils, cooked 1 cup cracked bulgur wheat, cooked 1 medium cucumber, peeled, deseeded and chopped medium 1 red bell pepper, chopped medium 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine 3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped fine 1 clove garlic, chopped superfine ½ cup lemon juice ½ cup […]

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Mexican Spiced Walnut and Tomato Salsa with Collard Green Wrap

Serves 3-4 Walnut meat Ingredients 1½ cups raw walnuts (soaked and dehydrated) 1½ teaspoons ground cumin ¾ teaspoon ground coriander 2 tablespoon nama shoyu ¼ of dried chipotle, soaked 1 teaspoon garlic powder ½ jalapeño, seeded and finely diced 1 green onion, sliced in very thin slices ½ cup sun dried tomatoes in oil, finely […]

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Orzo Marjoram Pasta Salad

Makes 6 servings INGREDIENTS 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 2 cups cooked orzo pasta ½ cup chopped calamata olives ½ cup chopped green onions ½ cup chopped fresh marjoram 1 teaspoon lemon zest ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ cup olive oil Salt and pepper ½ cup crumbled feta cheese PREPARATION Mix together all ingredients except […]

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Pan Fried Zucchini Cakes with Feta and Dill topped with Cherry Tomato Salad and Greek Yogurt Dip

Makes about 25 small cakes Wine Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc Ingredients 4 zucchini (about 1 ½ pounds) 5 or 6 scallions, white and light green parts only, chopped fine 9 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped fine 1 cup all purpose flour Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 eggs, beaten 2 or […]

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Rock Shrimp Tacos

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 pound rock shrimp Juice of 1 lime 12 teaspoons cumin ½ cup fresh cilantro Salt Oil Cherry tomatoes Corn or whole wheat tortillas Avocado Radish Salad Garnish DIRECTIONS In a small mixing bowl, place shrimp, lime juice, salt and cumin, and mix. Let stand for 5-10 minutes. Strain, reserving liquid. In […]

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Romano Beans with Grilled Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic and Olive Tapenade

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 pound Romano beans, cleaned and cut into 3 inch sections (steamed to aldente) 1 pint cherry tomatoes (all different varieties) lightly grilled and sliced in half 2 tablespoons chopped garlic Juice of one lemon ¼ cup olive oil Sea Salt course Cracked Black Pepper Olive Tapenade (recipe follows) PREPARATION Mix beans, […]

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Santorini Dried Tomatoes

We wanted to bring you a little taste of Oia, so here are a few recipes for the wonderful Santorini foods that one can experience on the unforgettable Greek isles.

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Seafood Spaghetti with Herbed Lemon Cream Sauce

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons butter, plus 1 additional tablespoon of butter 5 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 shallots, chopped fine 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon chili flakes 3 squid bodies (calamari) cleaned and sliced into thin rings ½ pound shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removed ½ pound baby scallops 2 teaspoons […]

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Solo Fish Dinner of Mackeral, Fennel Olive & Herbs with Lemony Spring Potatoes

Serves 1-2 Ingredients 1 small whole mackerel, cleaned and deboned if possible Salt/pepper 1 small fennel bulb, sliced thin ¼ cup calamata olives, pitted and sliced 1 lemon (half sliced and the other juiced) Baby spring potatoes, cut in half 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves ½ cup cherry tomatoes halved […]

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Spanish Seville Squid Cocktail

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 pounds cleaned squid, sliced in rings 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon lemon zest Olive oil ½ medium Spanish onion, sliced thin ½ cup red bell peppers, slices thin ½ cup orange bell peppers sliced thin 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved (gold ones especially nice) 1 cup Spanish black olives, pitted […]

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Spicy Black Bean Sweet Corn Tomato Salad

This salad is so delicious and quick to prepare, healthy as all heck, and CHEAP CHEAP to make! I eat it often when I am short on time. I used to sprinkle cotija cheese over the top, but since I am on my new, almost-vegan diet I have eliminated it and have not for a second had any complaints!

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Spicy Tomato Salad

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 medium red onion, chopped 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped 1 cup baby lettuce ¼ cup avocado oil 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 teaspoon jalapeño, chopped superfine 2 teaspoons Ger-Nis Tabasco Salt Directions In a mixing bowl, toss together onions, tomatoes, cilantro and baby lettuce. In […]

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Summer Garden Portobello Quiche

Makes 1 mini Quiche Ingredients 1 large portabella mushroom, stem removed 2 eggs, beaten 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced 2 green onions, sliced thin 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped fine Salt/pepper 2 tablespoons half and half 2 tablespoons gruyere cheese, grated 1 tablespoon parmesan […]

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Summer Herb Chimichurri, Grilled Potato Salad

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped ¼ cup fresh oregano, chopped ¼ cup fresh thyme leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 medium shallot, chopped 3 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons lemon zest ½ -3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon smoked […]

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Tomato White Wine Fish Sauce

Ingredients 1 pint cherry or plum tomatoes 1 cup white wine 1½ cup fish stock 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped 1 lemon juice and zest Directions Heat a large sauté pan on a medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, tomatoes and a pinch of salt. Let tomatoes roast in the pan until the […]

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