POPSUGAR Food

A Juicy Tomato Salad That'll Have You Yearning For Summer

May 8 2014 - 5:30am

The following post was written by Valerie Rice [1], who blogs at Eat Drink Garden With Valerie Rice [2] and is part of POPSUGAR Select Food [3].

There is some sort of magic at work when your garden produces juicy and delectable tomatoes. If you are working with garden-fresh produce there isn't much you need to do with it to make it delicious and special. This salad is a great example. With a few simple additions you have a gorgeous dish that is equally at home aside roasted lamb or burgers off the grill.

When putting this together, slice each variety of tomato in a different way. For instance, slice heirlooms into circles, and cherry tomatoes into halves, Early Girls in wedges to get a range of textures. Together, they create an interesting contrast of shapes, showing off the character of each variety.

Summer Tomato Salad

 
Note: This is not a super technical recipe. The amounts vary depending on the size of the plate or platter you are working with and your personal preferences. I like to go really light on the vinegar so you can taste the natural flavor of the tomatoes.

Ingredients:
A variety of tomatoes (like cherry, Early Girl, and heirloom)
Handful of salt-brined green olives, I like Castelvetrano
A splash of white balsamic vinegar
A drizzle of best-quality extra-virgin olive oil
A pinch of sea salt
Green onion, white and light green parts only, chopped
Black or red pepper

Directions:
Slice the tomatoes and simply arrange on your platter, sprinkle with sea salt. Next, add the olives and onions with a splash of white balsamic vinegar and a drizzle of olive oil. Finish with a little pepper and serve.


Source URL
http://www.yumsugar.com/Easy-Tomato-Salad-Recipe-34739799