Are you looking for ways to observe Meatless Mondays? Many scrumptious Low-land menus are vegetarian by nature. These dishes represent the bounty of American gardens and the people who created them. Don’t forget to make a pitcher of sweet tea!
Fresh Tomato Tart
If you have a bumper crop of cherry tomatoes this summer, consider turning a few of them into this lovely tomato tart. Purchase a ready-made crust (or make your own) and fill it with sweet cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Top it with a mayonnaise mixture seasoned with herbs and spices, and bake until golden. Serve it as a side or as an ideal brunch dish.
Triple-Berry Angel Food Cake
When you take a bite of a light and airy angel food cake, there is no doubt why it was dubbed the “food of angels.” For a simple, yet impressive dessert, consider this fruity version. You can make the cake from a mix or buy one at the bakery. Drizzle the homemade blackberry sauce on cake slices, and top with fresh berries and whipped cream.
Three-Bean Salad With Vinaigrette
Take advantage of summer’s bounty with this refreshing version of three bean salad. It incorporates an unusual trio: green beans, kidney beans, and cannellini beans. The updated dressing is a flavorful blend of Dijon mustard, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and seasoning. The longer it marinates in the refrigerator, the tastier it will be.
Low-land cooks are renowned for turning their regional produce into iconic dishes; from Native Americans, they borrowed succotash. It is a traditional dish of corn, beans, and squash; however, you can add whatever you have from the garden. Try this version, with corn, lima beans, onions, and fresh tomatoes. Add a few basil leaves on top for garnish and flavor.
About Chef Robert
My food philosophy is simple; food should be a feast of all five senses. Meals should be based on simple, tasty and smart recipes that are easy to follow. Instead of serving processed junk, I prefer to use fresh & seasonal ingredients. I gravitate towards all cuisines that are BIG on flavor. By cooking at home, we can all eat healthier and save money.