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Savory Goat Cheese, Basil, and Sun-Dried Tomato Muffins

Goat cheese, basil, and sun-dried tomato muffins, made with whole wheat flour and olive oil–each and every bite pops with flavor! With tangy smooth cheese and intense tomato essence, these savory muffins are superb cornerstone eats for cool weather meals.

Goat Cheese, Basil, and Sun-Dried Tomato Muffins pulled apart

The perfect match for steaming hot soup and a crisp green salad, you’ll also be wanting these rustic almost biscuit-like muffins for breakfast, with eggs and coffee, or as a simple snack, just because. Just because we love our muffins.

Today’s savory goat cheese, basil, and sun-dried tomato muffins are the first in a muffintalk series. I’m talking sweet, savory, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, healthful, and every once in a while, a bit of decadence. Continue Reading…

Italian Panzanella Salad with Kalamata Olives and Cherry Tomatoes

Fruity, salty, sweet, and tangy sharp, with pan-crisped croutons to absorb all that juicy flavor goodness, this Italian panzanella salad with Kalamata olives and cherry tomatoes is calling your name!

Italian Panzanella Salad with Kalamata Olives and Cherry Tomatoes | Letty's Kitchen

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Green Zebra Tomato Caprese Salad

Creamy white mozzarella paired with ripe emerald tomatoes and fresh basil, dressed with extra virgin olive oil, coarse salt and black pepper—Green Zebra tomato caprese salad will rock your summer table!!

Green Zebra Tomatoes alternating with slices of fresh mozzarella on blue print platter

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Light and Creamy Cucumber Basil Raita Dip

Bits of diced cool cucumber, minced basil, and toasted walnuts swirled into creamy whole milk yogurt–this cucumber basil raita dip is a deliciously healthful appetizer. Scoop a spoonful onto your pita chip and you’ll know exactly what I mean.

Cucumber Basil Raita Dip with Pita Chips

What is raita?

Raita, RYE-ta, is a traditional palate-cooling yogurt “salad” to go with spicy Indian curry.

I used to make this light refreshing raita only for Indian curry theme dinners.  And then I discovered how awesome it is with pita chips and veggies. Wow–raita dip!

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Zucchini, Cherry Tomato, and Gorgonzola Bites

Grill-roasted zucchini, cherry tomato and Gorgonzola bites, these go down like candy. Savory candy. I mean how can you resist salty creamy blue cheese tucked into lightly charred zucchini rounds and capped with a baby tomato?

Zucchini, Cherry Tomato, and Gorgonzola Bites on a blue plattter

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