Recipe by PEGGYLEBLANC
"This recipe is great ending to a hot summer day. It is a family recipe passed down to me from my great grandmother. My grandmother and I used to sit outside with candles all around us with this salad and warm conversation. The original recipe was first used in 1912."
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cherry tomatoes, halved
yellow pear tomatoes, halved
chopped green onions
chopped fresh basil
freshly ground black pepper to taste
ground red pepper to taste
salt to taste
What a wonderful recipe. As I was making it, I thought that perhaps it might need a little olive oil for juice; but after it sat in the refrigerator, the tomatoes made their own juice. My family just loved it. Thanks!
The trick to this recipe is to use extremely ripe tomatoes. Save the juice when slicing the tomatoes and add the pepper, red pepper and salt to taste as this will become the marinade, otherwise the salad is just to dry to stand on it's own. As written this recipe is completely overwhelmed by the basil, onions and cilantro. Herbs would be much better reduced by half so the flavor of the tomatoes is not "lost". With changes, good use of summer produce.... Ummm!
Loved it! I also added lime juice and cucumbers which I thought complemented the recipe very well.
I never would have thought that it would be possible for a salad to have this much flavor without a heavy dressing!
Ok, so I have not been able to find the yellow tomatoes but that's no problem. Just add extra red. I find that I'm still slightly nervous about the garlic getting distributed evenly so I still juice a few of the tomatoes into a little bowl and stir the garlic into that. Then pour over all.
What a pleasure to find a wonderful, wonderful salad that the whole family loves and have it be fat free too! I've had this recipe for about 2 weeks and we've already had it 4 times. Thank you so much for sharing this!
I added chopped fresh spinach. Easy, delicious and healthy recipe.
An excellent fresh, quick, extremely tasty salad. The only change I made was to sub dried cilantro.
Wow, I guess I have to disagree with most of the reviews on here. It does need a dressing. It's very "earthy" (as my husband) said without some kind of "sauce". I added some balsamic vinegar and was able to eat it then, but on it's own it's just too dry.
This salad was very good! A bit salsa-ish, but an excellent use of excess garden bounty for sure. Thanks!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Summer Tomato Salad
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 3
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