Today’s recipe is going to be a simple Tomato and herb salad.
As the summer approaches we start gravitating towards the summery stuff
I have to say in the salad domain cucumbers have always dominated my life!!
They are cooling and are a total treat when chilled on a hot summer day!!
I am not arguing the gloriousness of cucumbers here
What I want to bring to light is another vegetable which always seem to take an optional place in salads
Something just screamed lets go with all tomatoes today!
All i had was a bunch regular tomatoes and some cute little cherry tomatoes and some parsley! For me the idea is simple toss in chopped ingredients, play flavor with go to favs and than enjoy with bread!
minmal chopping minimal mess minimal time consumed and maximum flavours.
With thsi tomaot and herb salad i wanted to go bold and big with flavours. Nothing to hinder teh juicy tomatoes. No green chillies to ace it up. or cucumbers or onions to pair. Just simple.gorgeous.tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil adn lemon,
If you dont knwo what i mean you have got to get the best qualtiy tomatoes at the peak of its season! The falvor is just goooorrrgeous!! They are robust and juicy and full of this bit tart flavor! I tell you summer is the perfect time to dig into these natural beauties!!
cherry tomatoes 4-5
parsley handfull chopped
lemonjuice 1/2 tsp
olive oil 1 tsp
a dash of salt
- Dice the tomatoes and parsley.
- squeeze the lemon juice adn olive oil
- Toss with a dash of salt.
- Sit back and enjoy!!
And how cute it is in this tin!! Just pop it in and you are good to go for a road trip or an outdoor snack!
Not only this Simple Tomato and Herb salad is super easy its also big no flavor!!! Have fun making it!!!
Have a gorgeous Wednesday!!
When you have a 3 year old who cannot get enough of cars you knid of knowww what theme you are going to choose for him.
Throw him a Cars party!!!!!!!!
Works like a charm! 😉
I had the most amazing time planning and throwing this party!!! And like any parent my focus was to achieve more visual appeal with little effort! I simply hate the stress and how the moments which are actually meant for you and your little one are lost in cakes and cookies and cake pops!
I am not willing to pay that price! But I am not looking to question or sacrifice the aesthetics! So I was left with the hardest task of all. To find the fine balance!!!!
On the dessert table my favorite was the cupcakes adorned with cutest 2 min flag I glued to the stick and plop there you go!
These chalkboard cuties are a must for all my dessert tables! I looove the fun they add to it!
And whats a cars party without some repair!!!! 😀 I set up this cute donut repair station!! Not that they needed any! So kids went creative and some did cupcakes and some just helped themselves to the repairing stuff!! 😀
hey no rules!
Oreo stack was an absolute hit! It was the perfect muching between the games they would come and grab and go back to the game zone!
The other absolute party hit was this Nutella Freak shake!!!! It was the first thing everyone reached for on the table! It was suuuuuper delicious and oh so fun!! The recipe will be on the blog soon so watch out for that!
Here is how I did it:
5 Ingredient Dessert table
The Cake: I opted for a 3D cake! I saved some bucks and did it myself!! You can either go for a custom cake or simple butter frosting cake with some cute cake toppers!! If you are going for a simpler less demanding cake you need to set them on the pedastel so they shine! a.k.a the cake stand!
The Cupcakes: Evvvvvery dessert table needs cupcakes!! Coz evvvvvvvveryone loves the!! So some eaaasy chocolate frosting and some easy cupcakes recipe! If you want to take the simpler road just use the same batter for your cake, and if you are not baking the cake you can buy some packadged ones and dress them up in your frosting!!
The decor:I set up a Decorating table!!! Kids aaaddddddore decorating their cupcakes!!! They looooooove the decorating! So i just popped in some mnms some sprinkles and donuts!!! To decorate!!!
The star: Add some fun! The star of this table was this Nutella Freak Shakes!!! Eveery one just grabbbbbbed them!! As soon as they could and they were a suuuper hit!!!
The munchies: Pre packaged cookies for munching!!!How awesome is that!! And oreos fit right into my theme!!! Who can say no to them!?
So there you go! 5 ingredient dessert table!
I have to say it was a gorgeous evening!!!! With family and food and games and fun and looooots of laughter! Exactly how a party should be!! :):) Minus all the stress!! 😀