– Chilled Cherry Tomatoes (cut in half)
– 3-4 Ripe Avocados (sliced/dice)
– 1 Red Onion (optional)
– Juice from Half a Lemon
– Olive Oil
– Handful of Chopped Cilantro (some use ~1/4 cup finely chopped Parsley)
– Pepper (if desired, to taste)
Wash chilled tomatoes, cut in half.
Slice/Dice peeled avocadoes.
Wash and chop cilantro/parsley.
Wash and cut onion if desired.
Toss together in a bowl, squeeze half lemon on top, add pepper to taste and drizzle with olive oil.
This is an easy, delicious summer side!! Great for a side dish at a barbecue or an easy week night salad.You can also swap the Cilantro for Basil, add some Feta Cheese or Mozzarella and Cucumber for a Mediterranean twist!
1 lb lean ground beef (or you could do sausage, ground turkey, shredded chicken)
1 tsp dried basil
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or cheddar)
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large saucepan, combine tomatoes, onions, celery, tomato sauce, water, salt & pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat & simmer 10-15 mins. Meanwhile, cut tops off of green peppers & remove seeds. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine ground beef & basil. In a large skillet, saute beef until browned. Dran off excess fat & then Combine with above tomato mixture. Fill peppers with beef & tomato mixture.
Place peppers open side up in a medium baking dish. Bake covered for 25-35 mins. Sprinkle cheese on top & then bake another 10-15 mins (until heated through & cheese is melted & bubbly.)
Review: This recipe was simple & delicious. I am into recipes that add variety to the weekly routine, but also utilize COMMON ingredients! This recipe has been a HIT every time I have made it. It is also reasonable & a recipe that you can modify to fit what you have in your pantry/ fridge. Meat can be of various sorts, as well as the vegetables/ seasonings you use! (For example, if you prefer garlic– use instead of basil.) I would highly recommend this recipe for its speed, simplicity & pure deliciousness. Happy cooking!