Condimento alle verdure (cool summer vegetable topping)

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 small Red onion, diced
½ each Cucumber, peeled & diced
2 eaches Ripe tomatoes
1¼ teaspoon Salt
⅛ teaspoon Oregano
¼ cup Parsley, finely chopped
¼ cup Basil, finely shredded
⅛ teaspoon Red pepper flakes
1½ tablespoon Olive oil
Salt & pepper

Set the diced onion & cucumber in a bowl. Bring water to a boil, drop in the tomatoes for a minute, remove & peel. Seed & dice the tomatoes & add to the bowl. Sprinkle with the salt & leave for 2 hours.

Drain any liquid from the vegetables & stir in the herbs & pepper flakes. Toss with olive oil & season.

Serve either as an antipasto salad or toss with cooled curls of pasta to serve as a summer salad.

Carol Field, "Italy in Small Bites"

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