I was invited to participate in a Summer Progressive Dinner, hosted by Kristin of Yellow Bliss Road and Katie of Katie’s Cucina. Basically, a group of bloggers get together, and each person is responsible for a dish. When put together, all the dishes make up a complete meal. I remember going to progressive dinners when I was a kid (the “in person” kind) with my parents. Usually, we ended up being responsible for dessert. Not surprising, for people who know me.
For my part, I contributed a side dish. Summer is all about frozen treats, grilling, and eating lots of fresh vegetables. We make this dish all the time during the summer, as it is a perfect accompaniment to a hamburger or some grilled meat (like a few of the other dishes in the progressive dinner!) If you like spicy, these tomatoes are right up your alley. If you’re not into a lot of heat, I recommend removing the seeds and membranes from the peppers.
adapted from Cooking Light, June 2006
- Place tomatoes, green onion, garlic, and jalapeno in a bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the rest of the ingredients. Pour dressing over the tomato mixture and toss to combine. Chill 1 hour before serving. Tomatoes will get spicier as the salad sits longer.
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-a $200 gift card from World Market. I love wandering through this store, dreaming of all the cool parties I could throw with the fun items in their aisles.
And here are all the other contributions to the progressive dinner. I really want to have a get together so I have an excuse to try all these recipes!
Disclaimer: I received no compensation for participating in this giveaway. All opinions are my own.