Thursday, July 23, 2009

Great Healthful Recipe

Had this great recipe I found on the web that I made for lunch the other day, and I am making today! I love it because the kids eat it up and it does not heat up my kitchen! Yay for fresh garden eating!

Raw Peperonata

Ingredients

1 red, bell pepper
1 orange bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1/2 red onion
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 Tbsp. fresh minced oregano or 1 tsp. dried
sea salt to taste

Directions:

Combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, and oregano and set aside. Core bell peppers and cut lengthwise into 1/4 inch slivers then in half. Cut onion lengthwise and sliver and then in half too. Combine peppers and onion in a large bowl and add dressing and salt to taste. I find it best to refrigerate for a few hours, stirring occasionally to work the peppers on top down into the dressing.

Today I am adding mushrooms to marinate we will see how they taste
UPDATE: Added mushrooms and they worked out great! I think most anything will work, just try what you like!

Makes: 6 - 8 servings, Preparation time: depends, Cooking time: n/a

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