Heirloom Tomato Salad
I’ve thrown collectively loads of tomato salads in my life. And positively not all must be highlighted right here…That stated, I made one over the weekend that may be a bit offbeat, in a great way -a seasonal salad price sharing. I believe the magic occurred after I determined to roast half of the tomatoes. The salad grew to become a mixture of stunning heirlooms in shades of greens, reds, yellows, and orange, tossed with their roasted, caramelized counterparts. The roasted tomatoes introduced depth to the salad – effectively well worth the bit of additional effort and time.
Constructing on the tomatoes
Past the tomato base (use your greatest & be sure that they’re ripe), I discovered myself pulling from elements across the kitchen. Capers, rapidly pan-fried, added a mustardy pop. Crunch got here from toasted almonds, and creamy recent mozzarella delivered simply the correct quantity of decadence. Contemporary herbs added a vivid ending accent.
Tomato Salad Variations
Do not let my model affect you an excessive amount of. Mess around! You possibly can take the essential premise (a tomato salad made with a mixture of ripe and roasted in-season tomatoes) in limitless totally different instructions. Strive totally different nuts, herbs, and vinaigrettes. A model utilizing this pesto is A+. Experiment with totally different tomato varietals and shapes.
It is easy to prep almost every little thing forward of time right here, and I’ve to inform you, this salad served on slabs of garlic-rubbed bread? Or partnered with oven-baked falafel tucked into heat pita bread? Greatest lunch I had all week.