THE ULTIMATE TOMATO SALAD

THE ULTIMATE TOMATO SALAD

Tomato Salad

2 1/4 pounds mixed ripe tomatoes different shapes and colours

 

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

A good pinch dried oregano
Balsamic vinegar
Extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic peeled and grated
1 fresh red chili seeded and chopped
Fresh basil
Prepare tomatoes
(slices, chunks, whole, halved & quartered for variety)
Place in colander and sprinkle generously with sea salt
tossing a couple of times to distribute the salt.
The residual salty juice will be discarded.
This step is a must to bring out the full flavour of the tomatoes.
Whisk together the vinegar, oil, garlic, chili & oregano.
When ready to serve toss tomatoes with vinaigrette.
Arrange on a platter.
Top with basil and slices of fresh mozzarella.
YUM!!
 
 
 
 
adapted from Jamie Oliver’s Mothership of Tomato Salad

3 thoughts on “THE ULTIMATE TOMATO SALAD

  1. Love this salad. My partner and I have had this about 6 times since you served this to us at our last get together. My parents are coming for dinner on Saturday so I am going to whip this up!! Delicious.

  2. Thanks Shaune. It surprises me at how the little details (salting the tomatoes) makes such a difference. Plus it makes such a visually pretty presentation. Raising a glass to good friends and family. Enjoy!

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