Posts Tagged Tomato

MOM’S MARINATED TOMATO SALAD

This is a fabulous recipe we did at our last grilling class.  I know, this is the second recipe from that grilling class and nothing yet has been grilled!  Well, the grilled stuff is coming.  With our weather so gloriously changing to fall and, our good tomato supply rapidly depleting, I wanted to get this recipe to you as soon as possible.  This tomato salad has a rich flavor but not rich body.  Actually, it is very light but packed with flavor.

Well, before your tomatoes go bad, let’s get started!

MOM’S MARINATED TOMATO SALAD

PREP:15 MINUTES
INACTIVE PREP TIME: 2 HOURS MARINATING TIME
SERVES –10

Ingredients:
¼ CUP MINCED SHALLOTS
2 GARLIC CLOVES, MINCED
¼ CUP RED WINE VINEGAR
KOSHER SALT
¼ CUP FRESH LEMON JUICE
FRESHLY GROUND PEPPER
2 BASIL SPRINGS, PLUS ¼ CUP CHOPPED LEAVES
1 CUP EXTRA-VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
3 POUNDS RIPE TOMATOES, SLICED ¼ INCH THICK
6 OUNCES PROVOLONE CHEESE

Directions:
1.    In a medium bowl, combine the shallots, garlic, vinegar and 1 teaspoon of salt; let stand for 5 minutes.
2.    Add the lemon juice and season with pepper.  Break up the basil springs and add them to the bowl.
3.    Whisk in the oil and let stand for 10 minutes, discard the basil springs.
4.    Spoon one-quarter of the vinaigrette onto a large shallow platter. Arrange half of the tomato slices in overlapping circles on the platter and season with salt and pepper.
5.    Using a sturdy vegetable peeler, shave half of the provolone over the tomatoes.
6.    Spoon half of the remaining vinaigrette on top and sprinkle with half of the chopped basil.
7.    Repeat with the remaining tomatoes, cheese vinaigrette and basil, seasoning with salt and pepper between layers.
8.    Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

And there you have it!  This is excellent just by itself on a plate for for you tomato sandwich lovers out there, try it on some savory toasted bread.

Enjoy!!

As always, thank you for following and for your support!

Kris

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TOMATO BASIL DIP

Here is another REALLY simple but great tasting recipe.  I found my Tomato Basil Dip recipe while I was pouring through my recipes getting ready for our “Appetizers to Die For” cooking class at The Lark Inn last weekend.  Not only is it easy to prepare and tastes good . . . it is also different.  It’s not the same old dip that everyone is used to having in some variation or another . . . it’s unique.  Bring your Tomato Basil Dip to a gathering and you’ll be the talk of the party!

Enough of my blabbing.  Let’s get down to business:

TOMATO BASIL DIP


 

PREP: 10 MINUTES

CHILLING TIME: 30 MINUTES

SERVES – 10 OR MORE
Ingredients:

1 CUP MAYONNAISE

½ CUP SOUR CREAM

½ CUP FRESH BASIL

1 TABLESPOON TOMATO PASTE

1 TABLESPOON LEMON ZEST

ASSORTED FRESH VEGETABLES

Directions:

 Stir together first 5 ingredients. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or up to 2 days.

Serve with fresh vegetables.

ENJOY!

Thank you for reading!

KRIS

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