Sunday, July 15, 2007

Basil is a very good friend of mine!

Being Italian makes BASIL one of my favorite herbs. I love to use basil when making any type of pasta dish. I use Genovese Basil, which has a bright green leaf. It is a traditional Italian variety.

Last night I decided to branch out a little with my love of basil and made a Tomato, Basil and Feta Cheese Bruschetta for the top of Salmon ( very similar to the dish Marsha and I made back in June). I am submitting this fresh, yummy recipe to Susan from FoodBlogga who is this week’s host of Kalyn’s event, Weekend Herb Blogging.

Tomato, Basil and Feta Cheese Bruschetta over Salmon

Cut 6-8 roma tomatoes
1/2 cucumber finely chopped
1/2 red onion finely chopped
6-8 leaves of fresh basil, chopped finely
Feta Cheese cut into small squares
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste

I placed a nice piece of broiled Salmon on a bed of Bok Choy and then placed this delightful Bruschetta on the top!


Susan said...

This is a lovely and light summertime recipe that is elegant enough for company yet easy enough for a weeknight meal. It's a great entry for WHB! Thanks.

Kalyn said...

Sounds just delicious, and also quite a healthy dish. I love basil too, it tastes good with everything!

Sharona said...

Thanks Susan and Kalyn for you comments. I am very excited to participate in WHB since I am new to the blog world.

Chris said...

You know, my friend - I am right down the street.....10 minutes and I could be ringing the doorbell! Yummo!

katiez said...

What a fun idea! We eat tons of salmon, and I have made a tomato-tarragon salsa, but this sounds really good. Can't have too much basil - well, I can't, actually 'cause I have to share with the snails.