This Balsamic Heirloom Tomato Salad is a great summer salad to make as it can be quickly and easily made.
You need just a few ingredients to get you going …
The original recipe calls for green, yellow and red tomatoes. I used what I had (although it would be a lot prettier with the other colors).
You’ll be draining the tomatoes in a colander with a bowl underneath …
And, that’s pretty much MOST of the steps. Here’s the recipe so you can try it …
- 1-1/2 to 2 pounds Heirloom Tomatoes (of different color and variety or just red)
- 1 bunch green onions, sliced
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 pinch of dried oregano
- Fresh black pepper, to taste
- Wash the tomatoes and remove the stems.
- Slice tomatoes into halves, quarters or eighths depending on the size of the tomato.
- Toss the tomatoes into a colander that sits over a large bowl.
- Generously sprinkle the salt over the tomatoes then gently toss and let them sit for 20 minutes. (The salt removes some extra water from the tomatoes and seasons them.)
- In another bowl, combine the sliced green onions and garlic.
- In a measuring cup combine the balsamic vinegar, olive oil and oregano and whisk this together until blended.
- Put the tomatoes in a bowl then pour the balsamic mixture over the tomatoes.
- Toss, season with fresh black pepper and serve.
Quite easy, eh? Yes, yes — easy and simple is always good.