Green Salad Tossed with Tomato Dressing
Quite tasty and refreshing. The tomato and almond dressing was very flavorful, and worked deliciously well with this salad. Used red bell pepper instead of green pepper, because that was what I had on hand. It actually added a bit nice color and sweetness as well. Adding apple and toasted walnuts certainly made the salad achieve a tastier level. A great and easy side dish that goes well with any summer BBQ!
scallions, spring or green onions
green bell peppers
Granny Smith apples
salt and black pepper
Combine salad ingredients in a large salad bowl. Set aside.
Wash tomatoes and place in a blender or food processor.
Process until smooth.
Add the remaining ingredients and process until the almonds are smooth and the rest of the ingredients have been well blended.
Check the seasoning.
Place in a glass jar and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Toss prepared salad with dressing.
You may not need to use it all.
Serve with lots of fresh Italian home-made bread for a refreshing main dish salad in the summer.
VARIATION: Substitute pine nuts for the walnuts in the salad.
Add a couple of mushrooms if so desired.