It has taken me a while to catch on, but I have noticed that you guys just want simple as shiz recipes right now. Like 5 ingredients, 10 minutes. That’s it. Guess what? Me too, so I have another one of those kinds of recipes for you today. It falls into both of those categories: 10 minutes and 5 ingredients. While were at it, it is also no-cook, low-carb and gluten-free. It is a veritable #hashtagarama.
Let’s face it, summer is almost over. Okay, wait. Forget that. Lets not face that, since I won’t be able to write this for sobbing onto my keyboard. Give me a glass of chilled rose please and I’ll need a minute.
But what I mean is, now that we are already into the first part of August we want to be maximizing our time chillaxin’ and minimize our stress and efforts in the kitchen. So I am with you. I want those stupid easy recipes too!
And the really good news for us all is that thank Mother Earth, all the good stuff that is in season right now needs like nothing to make it taste good. Seriously, my haricot verts from my garden are so sweet and delicious, last night for dinner, I just steamed them for a couple of minutes and served them with our dinner completely plain. No olive oil or salt or anything. My 7-year-old took seconds of them. That my friends is the magic of seasonality!
So knowing you guys are like me, judging by the love I’ve been getting about my Simple Skinny Cucumber Salad, this 15-minute Greek Salad, and the 5 ingredient pickled beets means that you probably won’t get mad at me if I share another stupid easy recipe with you. This one is Full-On-Flavor too. Like POW! Umami! You’ll love it.
The ingredient notes are short, simply because there are only 5 ingredients: the dressing is fine with regular Italian Sweet basil. But man-oh-man, the Thai basil makes this so special tasting. It has a little coconuty thing going on that you’ll love! And the splash of fish sauce will explode in your mouth. Just sayin’ that since I know you all are looking at me like, really? Fish sauce? Trust. Me. It. Is. GOOD!
Kay, get out there and chillax now. I won’t keep you.
5 ingredient tomato salad with Thai basil dressing. Ready in just 10 minutes. Gluten-free and no-cook.
- 1/2 cup loosely packed clean Thai basil leaves, plus more for garnish
- 2 tablespooons best quality extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Thai fish sauce
- 1 1/2 pound tomatoes
- Puree ½ cup basil, olive oil, rice vinegar and fish sauce in a food processor, mini prep or blender. Slice tomatoes and arrange on a medium platter. Drizzle dressing over the tomatoes and garnish with basil leaves if desired.