Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tomato Salad!!


Fresh tomatoes are back. That's the first sign of Summer for me. As soon as I start seeing them in the store, it's tomato salad time! Such a simple recipe. It calls for only a few fresh ingredients and I wind up with an amazing, bright, flavorfull dish that everyone is going to dig into.

This is the time of year when the tomatoes come back to life. They are that beautiful robust red and are packed with flavor. The little cherry tomatoes are my favorite. They're amazing with a simple balsamic dressing. They make a perfect side dish for anything that you serve. If the crew is coming over to watch a few games, you need to have this in your culinary repertoire.

This recipe is super easy to prepare. I like to use some fresh minced garlic in the salad. It plays off nicely with the fresh basil and minced red onions. The dressing is as complicated as olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It's a classic. It goes well with sandwiches, burgers, wings, grilled meats or anything else you can think of. You and your guests will enjoy this so much, don't be surprised if someone dunks a piece of bread into their bowl to sop up all the juices. That isn't a bad thing. Try this soon because I guarantee you'll be making it all Summer long....

 Tomato Salad
(serves 4)

1 container cherry tomatoes,
 rinsed & sliced in half
1 quarter red onion, minced
1 small garlic clove, minced
4 large basil leaves, sliced chiffonade style
1/4 cup olive oil
1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
sea salt
ground white pepper


Add all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Toss thoroughly to combine. That's it!

I hope you try this. Trust me, it's a winner!

Until I see you next week, keep homegating!!

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