Tomato Salad

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By James Peterson

Published 2007

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When tomatoes are at the height of the season, serve this salad alone and make it with an assortment of heirloom varieties, preferably of different colors. Pushing the seeds out of the wedges with a finger helps prevent the juice from diluting the vinegar and oil.


  • 6 large ripe tomatoes, about ¾ pound each, or about pounds smaller tomatoes


If you have perfect summer tomatoes, don’t bother to peel them. If you don’t, plunge them into boiling water for about 30 seconds, rinse them immediately with cold water, and pull away the skin in strips with a paring knife. Cut out the stem end, and cut each large tomato into 12 wedges or smaller tomato into 6 wedges. Push the seeds out of each wedge with a fingertip.

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