Dill and Basil Garbanzo and Tomato Salad

This one's all about the sauce. This sauce is very easy, but damn good.

It's basic ingredients. It's no cooking. Just cutting and stirring. It's both beautiful to look at and to eat.

Summer tomatoes are so sweet and juicy and flavorful. You've got to take advantage of the season.

3 roma tomatoes, diced
1 jalapeno, miniced
1/2 a long hot pepper, diced
1 serrano, sliced on the bias
1 poblano, diced
1/2 sweet onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

2 tbls apple cider vinegar
3 tbls olive oil
2 tbls hot sauce

1 can garbanzos, rinsed

2 tsps salt
1 tsp  black pepper
1 tsp dill
1 tsp basil

The key is to let everything rest a while. We haven't applied heat to extract any of the juices or flavors. So we need to let time work its magic instead.

Put it all together. Stir it all up. Leave it alone for at least a couple of hours in the fridge. Let the tomatoes release their juices. Let the flavors intermingle.

If you're patient you'll find that beautiful sauce at the bottom of your mixture.


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