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Hi! I am Betty. Welcome to Betty’s Kitchen! Today, we’re going to be making Fire and Ice Veggie Relish. To make that, we need three major ingredients. Well, they’re vegetables and then we’ll have a dressing for it.
What I have here are tomatoes that are called grape tomatoes and they have been cut in half. Now, if you can tell that that this is just a half and they came in a container like this. They’re labeled grape tomato. So, it could be cherry tomatoes; that’s a little rounder. But when I obtained them, they look like this and all I need to do is just go down to that center and make a slice and cut it in half. So, I saved a couple out just to show you that the outsides are just a little bit chopped and there it goes. And that prepares our tomatoes. So, you’ll have from this 10 oz. container, you’ll have a half of small mixing bowl worth of tomatoes.
With that, we’re going to put cucumbers and I took one cucumber. I’ve sliced it and you can say it’s just easy to slice straight down and try to get those thin slices that like. You can almost rift through some of these that are fine. I just don’t want them to be too chunky.
It goes to my tomatoes. Then we start thinking of how to spice this up a bit. So, the third vegetable is actually green onion. And we can just use kitchen shears and get as much as that as we like. This is one batch which comes in the grocery looking like this. I start by washing and drying all of these vegetables. Then in this case, we’re just cutting the tips. You can go all the way up and get the heads. Don’t use this part right here. Really, I should have chopped that off to begin with but I knew I wasn’t going at that far.
When you get as much as you want; place those and let the other vegetables. Then we have a very simple dressing because I had to do is pick it up at your grocery store. This is Kraft Free Zesty Italian and I had now the container of it and I have measured half of it. This is a 16 oz. bottle and this is 8 oz. This is one cup. And so, we’ll just pour that down over the top. Then, I’ll want to use this spoon to stir it. I want to get those flavors blended. If you like to put the whole bottle in, that’s fine but with this small amount of vegetables, one-half bottle will give it plenty of flavor because the intent of this is that it gets covered and then it sits overnight in a refrigerator and all those nice flavors get absorbed by the vegetables.
Now, what I am going to do is actually place it in a container that I can close up like this and then, maybe a couple and shake that. It will be in the refrigerator and it will just be getting all that good flavors into it. And I want to say something that’s served it before I go ahead and put it away. You should put it in a nice, clear bow, not like this. This is a mixing bowl but if you have a serving bowl that is clear, that will look really nice. And then when you give individual servings, if you’ll dip into the mixing bowl and try to get some of each, now just pretend that this is chilled already; that you get some tomatoes, some cucumbers and some of the green onions. And if you have a nice, little, clear mini bowl, that’s great. If you don’t, then just use what you have.
Now, we place that at the side of a place setting. It looks very nice and it looks very inviting. It is very tasty and I think you’re guest will really enjoy it.