Tomato salad

Tomato salad – makes a great starter

This salad recipe for tomato salad and is served with shallots and vinaigrette.  This tomato salad recipe can be served with extra virgin olive oil and makes a great starter.  Click here to download the recipe for tomato salad.

 

Ingredients – Serves 4 | Preparation time 75 mins

  • 8 fresh, ripe, medium-sized tomatoes
  • 50g shallots
  • A few small basil leaves, to garnish
  • Vinaigrette dressing, to taste
  • Sea salt / pepper

Mise en place

  1. Blanch, refresh and peel the tomatoes.
  2. Peel and finely slice the shallots.
  3. Make the vinaigrette dressing.

Method

  1. With a very sharp knife, carefully slice the peeled tomatoes.  Lay into a shallow dish, sprinkle over the shallots and drizzle over some of the dressing.  Season to taste.
  2. Add a few small basil leaves, cover with cling film and place in a fridge for 1-2 hours.
  3. To serve the tomato salad, remove from the fridge, arrange the sliced tomatoes neatly on the plates.  Drizzle over a little more dressing and mill over a little more black pepper. Garnish with a few fresh small basil leaves.

Tomato salad – hints and tips

As with many salad recipes, this tomato salad will make an excellent starter.

If it is a hot summer’s day and you are having a meal outside and wish to be transported to the Mediterranean, instead of drizzling over a vinaigrette dressing, give your tomatoes a good dressing of extra virgin olive oil.

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We have put together some great tips for making great tasting and simple salads. This includes the use of olive oil and extra virgin olive oil.

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