Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fresh Cherry Tomatoes with Oregano

This is a simple rustic dish that I whipped up one day for breakfast when I only had tomatoes and fresh oregano in my fridge. Tomatoes are usually paired with basil but since I only had oregano that day, I thought why not try that combination and see how it turns out. It was wonderful! And it didn't take me more than a few minutes to put together. The earthy rustic flavor of fresh oregano against the sweet refreshing taste of the cherry is another match made in heaven.

Ingredients (serves 2 to 3):
1. 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halfed
2. 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
3. 2 to 3 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
4. Salt and black pepper to taste

1. Mix all ingredients gently in a bowl and serve right away at room temperature.

Nutritional value of this recipe:
A generous serving of this recipe will cost you only a mere 90 calories but provide you with almost 4 grams of fiber, 35%* of your daily required Vitamin C, 13%* of iron and 31%* of Vitamin A.

* based on a 2,000 calories a day diet

Note: Do not substitute dried herbs for fresh herbs in a salad recipe like this one. The mouth feel and flavor of dried herbs are just not comparable to fresh ones in recipes like this one.

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