Tuesday, August 10, 2010

There's more than corn in Indiana.

I've been drooling over some of the suggestions that Real Simple has been sharing on Twitter for recipes that only call for three ingredients (if you're on Twitter, search for #3ingredients... I think it ends this week). I love to cook, but what I really love is cooking very simple food that tastes great and doesn't require trips down 14 aisles of the grocery store scouring for some obscure spice or vegetable. (All while keeping the grocery cart in constant motion and telling our little arrow that even though the sound of his squeels sound awesome bouncing off the high ceilings at the store, not all the shoppers appreciate his vocal prowess.)

Last week I made the classic caprese salad for some very happy Brits we had over for dinner. I say they were very happy because apparently tomatoes are not as plentiful across the pond as they are in Indiana in the summer. These beauties were overflows from my sister's garden. Feast your eyes on this platter of yummy Hoosier goodness.

So there it is, three ingredients. Tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil (wish I would have had fresh basil, but a few sprinkles of the dry stuff worked just fine). A pretty well known combo, for certain, but there is a reason classics become classics.

This post is part of WanderFood Wednesday at Wanderlust and Lipstick. Check it out to see what everyone is eating this week.

What are your favorite simple recipes (I won't hold you to 3 ingredients... but maybe 5 max)?


  1. Three-ingredient dishes that the kids will eat - I love it!

  2. this is one of my favorite dishes - yours looks so pretty!

  3. I love caprese salad especially when the ingredients are fresh from our own garden. Yum!

  4. I love simple dishes like that, especially ones involving tomatoes (mmmm...) and basil! I will definitely have to check out the three ingredient recipes :)