Summer is the perfect time of year for eating salads. The ingredients can be grown in our backyards and eaten freshly picked. My favorite is a fresh tomato on top of a bed of lettuce, mixed with garden produce. Add an egg for your protein and you are set to go.
This salad is a meal in itself. The flavors blend well and the textures make it a delight for the eyes. These delicious flavors can be eaten without a dressing or tossed with your favorite flavor. For those watching calories a simple salsa sauce makes a perfect low-cal dressing.
A medium Red Tomato has 22 calories. If you choose to use a small Cherry Tomatoes there are only 3 calories in each one. The tomato is also rich in Potassium and has a little Calcium plus many other vitamins and minerals. Now that’s a delicious diet treat.
- Fresh Garden Tomatoes
- Fresh Garden Cucumbers
- Fresh Garden Radishes
- Leaf Lettuce
- Fresh Mushrooms
- Hard Boiled Egg
- Black Olives
- Red Cabbage
- Fresh Green Onion
Tomato Storage Tips:
Store your tomatoes unwashed at room temperature, out of direct sunlight.
The flavor of a tomato is diminished if it is refrigerated.
Store tomatoes that are not quite ripe in a paper bag until they are ripened.
To prolong a tomatoe’s shelf life store with the stem down.
Wash your tomatoes before eating.