All content copyright Katrina Hall 2008 through 2018

Thursday, September 1, 2011

perfect tomato salad

Ripe, juicy, perfect tomatoes for breakfast, and then again for lunch. I usually add a handful or two of arugula, but it was looking awfully wilted after our three day power outage. Simplicity itself.

Simple Fresh Tomato salad:

2 large, perfectly ripe red tomatoes, cut into chunks
a handful of yellow pear tomatoes, halved
1 T.olive oil
1 wine vinegar
lots of freshly ground pepper
kosher salt
chopped parsley and basil

Rub a clove of peeled garlic around the serving bowl several times. Add the vinegar and olive oil , salt and pepper, and whisk briefly. Toss in the tomatoes and the parsley and basil, and arugula if you have it. Serve at room temperature .

I wait all year for this - enjoy!


kellypea said...

One of my favorite ways to eat fresh tomatoes! And I don't wait all year. We get so many grown locally here all year long, I indulge myself :) It's a nice perk.

The Gourmet On A Diet said...

Oh how I wish I could cook with garlic (it bothers my husband's gastritis)...but this could make me love tomatoes again. Worth trying with my son, I suppose — thanks for the good idea!

Marianne said...

Perfection, Katrina!

katrina said...

Lucky you, Kelly! But I'll take this month of heavenly tomatoes without complaint:)

Gourmet - what a shame! But I completely understand, as I have the same problem with raw yellow onions - no fun! Thanks, and glad you enjoyed this simple recipe.

Thanks, Marianne! Isn't it heaven?

lizabob said...

I have tomatoes coming out of my ears. Think I'll try this today.

katrina said...

Lucky you, lizabob! Sorry to say my front and back gardens clearly don't have enough sun for tomatoes, but you must be thrilled to have an abundance! Let's see: tomato salad, tomato pie, tomato smoothie, tomato & pasta with fresh basil and parmesan, ratatouille, etc. etc.