How cool are these lettuce bites? And, I mean common, can you get any easier than this? Last minute appetizer or side for any guest situation or just for yourself. Fresh veggies with a pinch of fresh lemon, I can smell the scent of spring and let me tell you, it smells like these lettuce bites! Make a bunch or just a few and munch on them all day long!
I’m not going to tell you how much you need of each ingredient; you get creative and experiment with this one depending on how much you’re going to make! Mix olive oil, lemon juice, tomatoes, cilantro and cucumbers together. Add on top of lettuce leaves and serve.
Tip: I also like to add feta cheese to the mix, but decided to skip that this time around.
I’m so excited to make one of my favorite pasta dishes for the 4th of July! This is so festive because it has the colors of red, white…and all you need to do is incorporate some blue around the table. My napkins have stripes of blue in them but really any pop of the color blue anywhere will work just fine!
A great side to the BBQ you’ll be grilling and if you feel like going vegetarian you’re going to want to make this in addition to your other favorite recipes and sides.
1) Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender. Drain pasta into a large bowl.
2) In a medium skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute for about 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, salt, and pepper. As the tomatoes cook smash them with a fork or use a potato masher. Continue to cook until the tomatoes make a chunky style sauce. Add black olives and cook with tomatoes for about 2 minutes. Transfer the tomato sauce to the bowl with the pasta. Toss to combine. Add the basil leaves and mozzarella stirring while you add. Serve immediately.