Posted Friday, June 8, 2012 at 1:30 PM
Enjoy your vacation! I think my favorite food in the summer is tasty tomatoes I also like what we call "shepherd's salad" which is prepared with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers (italian frying peppers are the best) and red onions along with chopped parsley and sometimes mint and olives. The dressing is a mixture of lemon juice, olive oil (I have to use some on this) and sumac http://www.amazon.com/Sumac-Powder-Culinary-Spice-8oz/dp/B005IAVWCM You can always add some salt to the dressing too. The trick is preparing the salad a little bit before you are ready to eat, so that all the flavors mix. Oh, my mouth is getting watery
BTW, sumac is my go to herb in all of my salads. Its reddish speckles look so nice in potato salad, which you can make with minimal ingredients of cubed boiled potatoes, scallions/onions, parsley/dill and the dressing I mentioned above.