Gazpacho Salad

It’s a salad! It’s a summer soup! It’s both, yum.

Here’s the latest recipe I’ve come up with for our Fire Cider Recipe Book due out late this fall, isn’t that right MVB Printmaker?!

Chop two large garden fresh tomatoes into bite sized pieces; thinly slice a ¼ of a medium white onion, thin slice or chop one medium cucumber.

Add crumbled mild goat feta and top with chopped fresh basil, about a handful will do.

Add an ounce or more of Fire Cider and a few healthy splashes of olive oil.  Mix well, taste and add more Fire Cider and salt to taste.  The tomatoes will give off a lot of delicious juice so plan to eat this chopped salad/soup with a big spoon.

Serves 2

A note about tomatoes: for me, cooked tomatoes are way too sweet to eat.  I have been eating small servings of fresh tomatoes this season with raw onion and Fire Cider, both of which help keep Candida in balance.

Hard-Cooked Egg and Basil-Butter Sandwich

Here is another yummy serving suggestion for my flax bread recipe which I have just updated.  I have been making flax bread about twice a month and have worked some of the kinks out of the process.  Happy sandwiching!  This recipe takes about 20 minutes and makes 4 sandwiches.  I think they would store, well wrapped, over night, but I haven’t tried it so let me know!

Ingredients:

4 large eggs

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

3/4 teaspoon lemon juice

Fine sea salt, to taste

1 tablespoon finely chopped basil (or chives or parsley or pesto!)

1 small garlic clove, minced/pressed

8 slices flax bread

Pepper, to taste

Lettuce leaves, for serving.

If you are feeling like making more of a meal out of this sandwich, now is the time for a couple of slices of thick cut bacon and a ripe tomato from the garden!

1. Place the eggs in a medium pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then turn off the heat. Have a bowl of ice water ready. After 9 minutes, transfer the eggs to the ice water to cool completely. Peel and slice.

2. In a small bowl, stir together the butter, lemon juice and a pinch salt. Stir in the basil and the garlic.

3. Spread the bread thickly with seasoned butter and/or pesto, all the way to the edges. Lay the egg slices on four of the bread slices and season with salt and pepper. Top with lettuce leaves and the remaining bread.

Variations:  Top the eggs with several anchovy fillets.  Substitute arugula or radicchio for lettuce.  Add bacon and tomato slices….!

Original recipe can be found HERE