On Thursday she shared one of her recipes from Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like A Pro on Twitter, and it just happens to make for the perfect summer meal. “I’ve been making the Tomato & Avocado Salad so much this summer I just had to share it with you early!” she writes. “Hope you love it as much as I do!”
Along with a link to the recipe on her blog, the Food Network star shared a stunning photo of the mix of avocado, grape tomatoes, red onion and arugula topped with a simple lemon vinaigrette.
Earlier this week, actress Jennifer Garner says she also got a first look at Garten’s new collection of recipes.
“I understand if this brings up big feelings for you, but I spent the morning with @inagarten,” Garner posted on Instagram. “In her barn kitchen, in her garden, having coffee…yes. It’s true. I even got a sneak peek of the new Barefoot Contessa cookbook— #CookLikeAPro— it’s fabulous. Thank you for the perfect morning, Ina, you are beloved for a reason. I can’t wait to continue the conversation.”
In April, Garten opened up to PEOPLE about releasing her new cookbook, saying: “I think what makes this book unique is it’s so packed with really good information that will help people understand what they’re doing wrong so they can do it better.”
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She also explained her process for coming up with new dishes.
“Over time it’s just gotten easier, and I have a running list of dishes and flavors that I like,” she adds. “For example, I love braised short ribs, and this time I’m braising them in a whole bottle of red wine so it’s got a deep, deep flavor. And then I paired them with grits, which I decided needed something interesting, so I put blue cheese in them. And it turns out the blue cheese and red wine are a really great combination.”
Cook Like a Pro hits shelves Oct. 23, and is available for preorder now.