17 February 2011

tomato salad

This is one of my newest favorite meals/appetizers/salads... it's super simple, super quick, and easy to scale for any size dinner or party!! This recipe came about as a combination of a caprese salad and cucumber salad. You'll see those two listed as "variations" below!

MAKES:: side dish for 2

.: ingredients :.
3 roma tomatoes
1/3 c. sweet onion
2-3 TB balsamic vinegar
1-2 TB extra virgin olive oil
Adobo {optional}

.: directions :.
1) Slice tomatoes into bite-sized pieces.
2) Dice onions.
3) Toss together onions and tomatoes in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Add additional olive oil and balsamic to fit your taste buds :)
4) I like to sprinkle on a thin layer of Adobo {a garlic powder-based Latin spice}.
5) Chill or serve as is!

.: variations :.
- sprinkle with Italian seasoning, oregano, or other spices
- add about 3/4 cup of mozzarella, cut into bite-sized pieces. Garnish with fresh basil or sprinkle dried basil.
- substitute the tomatoes with 1 cucumber, and switch out the balsamic vinegar with white vinegar. Let marinate for 2-3 hours in the fridge to enhance the flavors.


RHome410 said...

Yum! I just recently discovered balsamic vinegar and LOVE it on salads. Didn't think of just doing a tomato salad.

Toyin O. said...

Looks yummy, thanks for sharing:)

laxsupermom said...

Tomato salads are one of my fave lunch options in the summer. I usually throw some basil in mine, too, because it grows at the base of my tomato plants. Yours looks yummy! Thanks for sharing.