Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Secret Tomato Salad Recipe

I've talked a lot about tomatoes lately so I thought it might be nice to share with you what has been dubbed the "secret family recipe for tomato salad" Well not so secret anymore! I hope you all enjoy it- be sure to use nice hierloom tomatoes, preferably in varied colors and shades.

Fresh tomatoes (sliced)

Fresh Basil (finely minced)

Fresh Oregano (finely minced)

Fresh mint (finely minced)

3 Tbsp good quality extra virgen olive oil

1 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar

½ Tbsp Lemon juice

1 tsp pesto

4 cloves garlic (finely chopped)

¼ red onion (finely sliced)

Mozzarella di buffalo (thickly sliced)

3 oz blue cheese (crumbled)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


1, Arrange the sliced tomatoes on a large platter, a little overlapping with each other. Arrange the slices of mozzarella on top, dispersed amongst the tomatoes.

2, Sprinkle the herbs over the tomatoes and mozzarella.

3, Combine the oil, lemon juice, vinegar, pesto and garlic in a bowl. Sprinkle over the tomatoes.

4, Sprinkle the red onion and crumbled blue cheese over the salad. Season to taste.

5, Leave for a couple of hours so that the tomatoes can take up the juices.

For an extra delicious Tricolor salad add some avocado as we did here:

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