Jessica was yearning for a good tomato salad. She particularly wanted the one from Joseph Leonard. I emailed Gabriel and James and they espoused that recipes are for sharing not for keeping secret. Keep in mind that a tomato salad like this can only be as good as the tomatoes. In August and early September the tomatoes are sublime. We polished this salad off.
Mixture of tomatoes. I used big red and yellow tomatoes and then cherry red and yellows too. I also doubled the dressing due to all of the tomatoes we used. The tomatoes almost sat in the dressing so too much is better than too little. This particular recipe calls for 6 tomatoes.
1 Tbsp Shallots, chopped very fine
1 Tbsp Chives, chopped
1/2 Tbsp Mint,. chopped
1/2 Tbsp Oregano, chopped
2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Mix the tomatoes in this dressing for about an hour before serving. Right before serving, drizzle a really good Balsamic vinegar on top.
Honestly, nothing better.
I am so totally making this tonight. Just picked up a wide variety of tomatoes at the Alemany (San Franciso) farmer’s market.yum, thanks!