Tomato Salad with Mint

Tomato Salad with Mint
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This is the perfect salad for beautiful end-of-summer tomatoes. Simple and delicious, it combines the incredible flavor of fresh tomatoes with a touch of mint. I bring this salad to parties and picnics all through tomato season.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Tomato Salad with Mint
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This is the perfect salad for beautiful end-of-summer tomatoes. Simple and delicious, it combines the incredible flavor of fresh tomatoes with a touch of mint. I bring this salad to parties and picnics all through tomato season.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Ingredients
The Vinaigrette
The Salad
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Instructions
Make the Vinaigrette
  1. Combine the 1/4 cup olive oil with the 3 tbsp red wine vinegar, the 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper. Shake to combine and set aside
Prepare the Salad
  1. I love to use heirloom and/or a variety of colorful tomatoes in this recipe. You'll find them at your local farmer's market and in many grocery stores at this time of the year. Feel free to use your favorites here
  2. Cut the 1 cup of cherry tomatoes in half and mix with 3 tbsp of the vinaigrette. Let sit for about 10 minutes stirring once or twice to let the flavors combine
  3. Chop the shallot (or small red onion) into tiny slices, separate the pieces with your fingers and place in a small bowl water to soak for about 10 minutes. Soaking helps to mellow the flavor
  4. Pile the 4 mint leaves on top of each other
  5. Roll the leaves up like a cigar
  6. Chiffonade the mint - a fancy way of saying chop the leaves into small strips
  7. Cut the medium tomatoes into thick slices and arrange on a platter.
  8. Drain the shallots and sprinkle them on top of the platter of tomatoes and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Drizzle a tablespoon of the vinaigrette over the tomatoes
  9. Spoon the cherry tomatoes on top of the sliced tomatoes and sprinkle with the mint. Add additional vinaigrette if you like and serve this beautiful salad with pride. (I just had to take this picture of the finished salad outside on this perfect summer evening)
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