If you love Ina Garten’s recipes and have even one of her cookbooks, you are going to want to check out the muse for today’s recipe. Lidey Heuck is a recipe tester for the Barefoot Contessa. Having her own blog, Lidey’s Table, it was her summer salad which Ina Garten shared on her instagram recently crediting Lidey that enticed me to try it. And it was well worth it.
As well, I had just seen Smitten Kitchen’s Mediterranean Pepper Salad, inspired by a Zabar’s recipe, and as you will see, the two are quite similar, so the tweaking began.
The magical ingredient is the roasted bell peppers. Like candy. You will seek them out of the salad if it weren’t for the other delicious ingredients.
Like the previous farro recipe that was recently shared here on the blog, add a poached egg or slices of grilled chicken and an entire meal is made.
And be warned, nibbling on the Kalamata olives will be tempting as well. 🙂
It is a delicious salad. Enjoy.