Joelen, from Jeolens Culinary Adventures http://joelens.blogspot.com/ is hosting a Tomato event. There truely are a favorite vegetable. And they are both tasty and healthy! My "donation" to thius event is our favorite middle eastern salad - Matbouha. This is a Moroccan dish and is the moroccan salsa....It is almost impossible to eat at a middle eastern restaurant and not have it on the table. And it is very easy to prepare. I used Roma tomatoes which are found on occasion and I think they really are the best for this dish.Matbouha
6-8 ripe roma tomatoes, cubed
2 bell peppers, cubed
2 small chile peppers (more if you like it extra hot), sliced
4-5 minced garlic
1 heaping Tbsp. moroccan paprika - this is a paprika that has oil added to it and can be found at middle eastern shops
1 cup vegetable oil
In a pot add tomatoes, bell peppers, garlic and chile peppers - cook until almost all fluids are gone.
Add the salt and paprika. Stir in oil.
Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
Can be served warm or cold.
Many add it to make "shakshouka" - which is a middle eastern egg dish that I don't like....so sorry - no recipe for that...LOL