Sunday, August 06, 2006

Grape Tomato Salad

When tomatoes are fresh and especially grape tomatoes, this is the easiest and one of the best ways to dress them up. To me, this recipe just tastes like summer.

You could use cherry tomatoes, or sliced larger tomatoes, but the sweetness of grape tomatoes is unmatched. I live in the middle of the dessert and it's summer which means I definitely don't grow my own tomatoes, but Trader Joe's always pulls through with their produce.

Grape Tomato Salad:
1 box grape tomatoes
2 tbs red wine vinegar
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbs chopped fresh parsley
2 tbs chopped fresh cilantro
2 tbs chopped fresh basil
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
2 tbs extra virgin olive oil

Slice the tomatoes in half, or leave them whole. If you are serving the salad right away, slice them, but if you are going to prepare it ahead of time, leave them whole. Mix all ingredients in a bowl except the tomatoes & olive oil.

Slowly drizzle in the olive, oil, whisking the entire time, to create a vinaigrette. Toss the tomatoes with the vinaigrette and serve.


erin said...

this salad is zingy and terrific-full of summer's fresh flavors! my mom and i picked a huge bucket of grape tomatoes from her yard today and your recipe was the perfect solution!
thanks-i'll be making it again soon! said...

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