Serve this rustic relish with pita wedges, as we do, or grilled shrimp or chicken. Blackening the vegetables in a cast-iron skillet gives the dish its smokiness. You can prepare it up to a day ahead and refrigerate.
Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2005
Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cut bell pepper in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Flatten one bell pepper half with hand; add to skillet, skin side down. Reserve remaining bell pepper half for another use. Add tomatoes to pan. Cook 10 minutes or until blackened, turning frequently. Remove from heat; cool pepper and tomatoes to room temperature.
Chop tomatoes, and place them in a medium bowl. Chop bell pepper; add to tomato. Stir in onion and next 8 ingredients (through garlic). Garnish with parsley, if desired. Serve chilled or at room temperature with pita wedges.
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