Mushroom Salad with Warm Cucumber Dressing

You can't lose with this unusual, easy and delicious salad.

 

Ingredients

3 Ontario greenhouse red peppers
3 Ontario greenhouse tomatoes
5 Cloves garlic
1 Large onion, cut in thick wedges
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 Tsp EACH salt, dried thyme, rosemary and basil
1/4 Tsp pepper
3 Cups chicken stock
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Sour cream and fresh herbs

 

Directions

  • Quarter and seed the red peppers. Core and cut the tomatoes in half lengthwise. Place peppers and tomatoes, cut side up, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Add garlic and onion. Mix oil with salt, thyme, rosemary, basil and pepper. Brush over vegetables. Roast on the bottom rack of a 450º F oven for 50-60 minutes or until tender and slightly charred. Let cool for 30 minutes. Slip skins off tomatoes.
  • In batches, in a blender or food processor, puree vegetables and any juices, along with chicken stock until smooth. Return to sauce pan and add vinegar and any remaining chicken stock. When soup has heated, garnish with a swirl of sour cream and fresh herbs. Serve immediately.