May 9, 2010

Summertime Confetti...

Sometimes, creativity doesn't involve needle and
thread at Brynwood. Sometimes, it involves food.

I hadn't made this recipe in a while, but it's already hot in southern Florida, so it was a perfect dish to serve on Mother's Day. Today, I'm sharing my recipe for Confetti with you.

Composed of garden-fresh vegetables and a few other ingredients, it's a light and refreshing melange' that is perfect for summertime entertaining. It's always been a huge hit around here. Feel free to add or subtract to suit your individual taste, but I usually follow a recipe verbatim the first time and then make adjustments after I've made it according to the original.


Chop the following ingredients and mix together in a large bowl:
  • 1 can drained, pitted, jumbo ripe olives
  • 2 large bunches of green onions (scallions)
  • 3 large green peppers
  • 1 lb. fresh mushrooms
  • 6-7 fresh tomatoes
  • cilantro (optional)
  • 1 (2 c.) jar of salsa in desired strength (mild to spicy)
  • 2-3 T. olive oil
  • 3 T. wine or balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
Cover and refrigerate. The longer it stands, the better it tastes. Serve cold with your favorite chips. (I prefer the round Doritos corn chips.) Oh, and a Marguerita (with or without alcohol) would be a nice accompaniment!

If you make this recipe, I'd love to hear what you think of it!

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Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh my gosh, this is the sort of stuff that I make, and then hide from my husband, so that I can have it all to myself! It looks SO good!

Hope you had a great day!

DeeDee said...

OMG! it looks so yummy...I willmake this for my gathering next sunday...thanks so much for the recipe...and Hope your special day was spent with family and friends..

Simple Southern Happiness said...

That sounds so good and light, perfect for these hot days of summer when you dont want that heavy feeling in your tummy.

Thank you for sharing this with all of us.

Beedeebabee said...

Now that bowl of yumminess looks good enough to jump into! Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe, Donna!
...Hope you had a great day yesterday! xoxo Paulette

Sue said...

Donna- Yummers.... This sure sounds good. I love me some fresh veggies and absolutely love cilantro. Might add me a couple other veggies too. You're experiencing hot weather and we are so cold.... I turned the furnace back on this a.m. and my toesies are freezing. LOL

Claudia said...

it looks so delicious! I'll have to try it (minus cilantro). I am a vegetarian so it is right up my alley.

I think the world is divided into people who love cilantro and people who don't love cilantro!!


Createology said...

Delicious, healthy and refreshing. Thank you so much for sharing Confetti with us. Happy creating...

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Donna honey you can do This looks so good.
Love the post about Mother's Day and especially your pictures. You and your mom of course are beautiful and your babies are too precious.
We are blessed aren't we...with our families.
Just wanted to come by and say hi!
I return to the doctor tomorrow hopefully they can tell me why I am still hurting so bad.
Love you

Shirley said...

Your recipe is yummy. The only thing that I change is the mushrooms because I don't care for them. Your mother is so pretty and I love her hair. My mother-in-law had hair that color. I always love it because so many people would try to achieve what they have naturally. I am a little slow in my comments, but I am trying to catch up. Have a wonderful day. Your Missouri Friend.

nancy huggins said...

I don't even need to make it to tell you what I think..It looks yummy just looking at it..maybe I will make it the first week in June when my son comes to visit...I better do a copy paste of the recipe and print it now so I don't have to look for it later :)

Marydon Ford said...

What lovely family pictures, Donna. Just beautiful. I am so glad you had a wonderful family weekend.

I am on my way over for the confetti!

Have a lovely week, sweet lady.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Anonymous said...

Donna, thank you for stopping by my blog and for taking the time to say hello and enter my giveaway.

Your salad looks yummy! Hubby made a crock pot meal today, pork, gravy, cabbage, French's onions, beans and we topped it off with dollops of sour cream. Yum!

Keep cool!

Kathy said...

Yum...Confetti you can eat!
I'll take a Rita too please!
I'll wait a few more days for warm weather...Snowed here last Sat. still freezing at night!
Crazy year...
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Tracy Suzanne said...

OMG, with all this warm weather we're having I can't wait to make this. It looks so delicious!

I hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day!

ooxx's...Tracy :)

Kathy said...

This sounds delectable ~ a quick easy recipe is just what I need, especially one with all those cooling properties. I turned on my A/C the other day! Actually, we haven't yet hit a hundred here in AZ but it's just around the corner!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

YUM!!! That has all my favorites in there. I am definitely going to try this dish. Although, it's been so cold here in CT I'm actually wearing a sweater today. Can you believe it? It's either been super hot or too cold...where is the just right? Theresa :)

Michelle May said...

Yummy!!! No critter even better!!! Love this!


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