Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Eggplant Salad & Goat Cheese Salad

Eggplant Salad Tomatoes Cukes 110410Mix all of these ingredients together.  Add sea salt & freshly ground pepper as desired.

2 large tomatoes chopped into chunky pieces
2 large cucumbers cut into chunky pieces
1 cup Formato Brothers Eggplant Salad, drained
4 Tblsp crumbled goat cheese

When serving, add Antica Italia Olive Oil With Lemon Flavor or a slightly citrusy flavor.   Definitely chill this concoction since the flavors have a chance to mix together & the result is a crispy combination.  Serve with your favorite pasta or soup or sandwich.  Buon Appetito!

Tomato, Eggplant, Mozzarella Salad

Tomato, Eggplant, Mozarella Salad

1 large beefsteak tomato (or any large firm tomato)
3 Tblsp Formato Brothers Eggplant Salad (drained)
3 Tblsp red onion sliced & slivered
5 or 6 basil leaves (tear into small pieces)
4 or 5 slices of mozzarella cheese
2 Tblsp extra virgin olive oil (Antica Italia is delicious)
Salt & pepper (as desired)

Arrange tomatoes on plate, top w/ remaining ingredients.

Pasta Salad

Cook one bag tri-color veggie pasta as directed on the package.  Drain & rinse with cold water.  Add the following ingredients:

  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 6 leaves fresh basil, finely chopped
  • Liberal amount of oregano
  • 3-4 Tblsp Formato Brothers Hot Pepper Spread; ok to use Mild Pepper Spread for a less spicy flavor
  • 1/2 cup white viegar
  • 4 heaping Tsp Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 lb mozzarella cheese, chopped into cubes (optional)
  • Black olives, pitted, sliced; ok to use sliced Kalamata Olives
  • Chill at least 2 hours before serving.  Serve with garlic bread.

Buon Appetito!

Grandma Formato’s Antipasto Salad

Antipasto Salad
Grandma Formato’s Antipasto Salad

We served this for a holiday get together recently.  It was well received & so flavorful with the Formato Brothers Eggplant Salad!

Excellent presentation for your next Italian themed party.  It looks appealing & tastes wonderful.
Mix the following together.  Cover & refrigerate.  Can be made up to 2 days before serving.

  • Formato Brothers Hot Giardiniera (drain some of the oil)
  • Formato Brothers Eggpland Salad (drain some of the liquid)
  • Pitted medium or large black olives (drain liquid)
  • Artichoke hearts (do not drain)
  • Green Salad Olives
  • Red Cherry Peppers (drain liquid)
  • Paesana Baby Pepperoncini (optional)
  • Dried salami & mozzarella cheese (optional)