Monday, July 25, 2011

Summer Relish

These are about to become a relish I love to eat on or with just about everything!  It goes with all meats from beef to fish or by itself as a picnic relish-type of salad. The zucchini, bell pepper and jalapeno are from my garden last night.  The rest are a gift my neighbor passed across our fence yesterday.

Ingredients: zucchini, summer squash, cucumber, 3 or 4 tomatoes, bell pepper, jalapeno, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, fresh basil, cracked pepper, coarse sea salt, and Mrs.Dash. You could add a small onion, if you like.

Coarsely chop the tomatoes.

Drain the tomatoes in a colander while you fix everything else.

Reduce 1 cup of balsamic vinegar by half over medium heat. (About 20 minutes)

Coarsely chop zucchini, peel and chop cucumber and summer squash, dice bell pepper and jalapeno, finely chop fresh basil to have about a tablespoon.

Sprinkle cracked pepper, salt and Mrs. Dash, to taste. Drizzle 1/2 cup olive oil and the 1/2 cup (or so) vinegar reduction.

Fold together, cover with plastic wrap and chill over night.

This makes enough to share with your neighbors.

Gen X Quilters Summer Fair


The Sunflower Patch said...

will have to give this one a try,as soon as I have a ripe tomato or 2 :)
Thanks for sharing!

Jamie said...

Thanks for stopping by to comment. This looks so yummy! If you have a chance, stop by my link party this Saturday and share some of your projects!


Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

This looks very yummy! My dad has a great vegetable garden, after his veggies start coming in I could make this!

Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

Ali said...

How delicious! I think I might add a little cheese if I made it, but I am an unapologetic cheese hound :) Thanks so much for linking up with Recipe Sharing Monday! :D

Kelly said...

Great recipe to use up the summer garden is not quite there yet but soon! Thanks for linking up with Eat, Grow, Sew!