Monday, April 05, 2010

Summer Food! Fried Green Tomatoes & Pear Salad

When it's warm out, my body craves fruits and veggies.  For dinner one night I made tacos and needed something fun to go along with them.

For an appetizer (something to munch on while the tacos where being made!), I made my first batch of fried green tomatoes.  They were simple to make and were super yummy!  *Warning- cleaning up the frying pan isn't quite as easy!

Bought the green tomatoes at the grocery store, and they came with instructions.

Cut up 4 tomatoes (just a few are seen in the pics).

Used 2% milk and seasoned yellow cornmeal with salt, pepper, red pepper.

Dipped the tomatoes in the milk then in the cornmeal mix.

Fried them in canola oil until brown.


We dipped them in chipotle sauce (Miracle Whip makes a good chipotle) and ate them up!
There were a few left over, so I put them in the fridge and warmed them up the next day in the oven.

For dessert I made a pear salad.  I bought a red pear and a green pear.  I cut them up and mixed in Cool Whip, carmel topping, vanilla extract, whipping cream, sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon.  I just glanced in the fridge and pantry to see what might go good together!  The whipping cream really gave it a good texture.
The pear salad started getting a little runny after 2 days, so I recommend only fixing what you'll eat in one day.

What foods do you like to fix in the spring/summer?


Julie Riisnaes said...

Looks good! For hot days I like Jamie Oliver's warm egg & bacon salad, or French style salad inlcuding feta cheese, olives, tuna, boiled egg etc or I'll come to a BBQ any day!!

marla grace said...

Julie, I'll have to look up the Jamie Oliver recipe, especially since he's trying to get Americans to eat healthy on his new show!

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