Tomato salad and variations

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Preparation info

  • For

    four

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Café Paradiso Cookbook

The Café Paradiso Cookbook

By Denis Cotter

Published 1999

  • About

This is another case of stating what is glaringly obvious but often ignored, but a tomato salad is all about the tomatoes. All they need is a fruity olive oil and a generous seasoning of salt and black pepper. If these are not too finely ground, all the better. Fresh basil is a tomato’s oldest friend and a few leaves will take the salad to sublime heights. For a few weeks in late summer we’re blessed with a selection of tomatoes, organic and sun ripened. Then there are plum, beef (nasty nam