19 Wednesday Sep 2012
Summer has come to an end, but my garden is still producing a wonderful every other day harvest. I almost enjoy the vegetables more now since I really savor them. While the nights are getting cooler, the tomatoes seem warmer and sweeter. I happened upon this wonderful flavor enhancing salt and had to share it with you. It is so simple to make and really brings out wonderful flavors. Everyone adds a little salt or basil, why not combine them? Be sure to try this, I think you will really enjoy it!
Oh, and as the original source suggests, this is a wonderful addition to rim a margarita glass!
Tomatoes and Cucumbers with Basil Salt
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup salt
- 3-4 cucumbers
- 3-4 tomatoes
Pre-heat oven to 200 F.
Combine 3/4 cup of the basil leaves and salt in a food processor. Process until well combined.
Spread basil-salt mixture on to a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Shake the pan occasionally to ensure it dries well.
Allow to cool to room temperature.
Slice tomatoes and cucumbers and arrange them on a platter with the remaining 1/4 cup of basil leaves. Sprinkle a small amount of salt over the slices.
The remaining salt and can be stored in an airtight container.
Source: Kid Cultivation