Tomato Balsamic Salad

A simple and quick summertime recipe. Serve as a side or combined with a hearty loaf of Italian bread, some cheese and prosciutto/salami and you have a tasty meal.

Part of our series on Salads



Tomato Balsamic Salad

Serves

4

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 - 2 pounds tomatoes, chopped into small wedges

  • 1 minced garlic clove

  • kosher salt

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 2-3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon of fresh oregano [or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano]

  • 2-3 scallions, sliced [optional]

  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place tomatoes into a colander set over a large bowl. 

  2. Generously sprinkle kosher salt over tomatoes, gently toss and let sit for 20 minutes. This will help drain some excess water from the tomatoes.  [You can omit this step]

  3. In another bowl combine the remaining ingredients, except the black pepper, and whisk until combined

  4. Toss tomatoes with this mixture to coat evenly and season with fresh cracked black pepper.

Attribution

Inspired By: http://www.simplyscratch.com/2011/09/balsamic-heirloom-tomato-salad.html