Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Hello Garlic My Old Friend

Micah was off to St. Louis this week. When asked what I would do while he was away, garlic and onions were all that came dancing into my head. I knew that I would be a bit lonely, but no one to talk to meant that I had no reason to open my mouth, and many opportunities to shove it full of garlic. Here is what I whipped up, a consolation prize, brimming with lemon and brine.

So Long Sweetheart Salad
Juice from two lemons (about 7 Tblsp)
3-5 cloves of garlic peeled and minced
3/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup english cucumber, diced
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup kalamata olives, sliced
1 can of beans* rinsed and drained
3 cups cooked whole wheat rotini pasta
crumbled feta

Whisk together lemon juice, garlic, herbs, and salt in a pretty bowl. Whisk in the olive oil. Add all other ingredients except feta and toss gently to combine. Season to taste with pepper and more salt if needed. ** Top each serving with feta before enjoying.

*Beans too?! My aren't I a dainty lady!
** Remember, your many tears may be salty enough


Gramps Don said...

I know people that would kill rather than eat that. Good thing Micah is cruisin' down the river.

pmande said...

Ahhhh, you are your mother's daughter! Garlic, yum.

MaryAnn said...

Hello Evie, my old friend!

leslie said...

this salad looks awesome, gonna try it!