Hi everyone! Yes! It’s still summer and during my five weeks in Italy I suffered the heat a lot! Oh Lord, it seems impossible that even your appetite can be jeopardize by the extremely high temperatures!
Of course Italians have their ways to make you hungry even if you are hot 😉 and this salad is the perfect example of a light meal full of taste and vitamins and at the same time very refreshing: in other words, perfect as a light lunch or side dish. Not to mention that it’s so colorful and bright that it will light up your table and be perfect also as appetizer or side dish during a cook out! Grab some tomatoes, capers, green olives, red onions, fresh basil and Italian dressing, and your colorful salad is ready! For this recipe you don’t need quantities… just fill your plate with sliced tomatoes (better if the heirloom kind) as much as you want and decorate it with the other ingredients… I hope you will like it as much as I do!
ripe heirloom tomatoes
green olives (deprived of their water)
capers (deprived of their water)
sea salt to taste
olive oil to taste
a sprinkle of red wine vinegar
finely sliced red onion
optional: black pepper to taste
Wash the tomatoes, take away the stem and slice them 1/4″ thick.
Dust with a pinch of sea salt (and black pepper if you’d like), sprinkle with red wine vinegar, “give it a round” of extravergin olive oil and serve it!
It’s impressive how such a simple dish it’s so delicious!
LEARNT IT, MADE IT, LOVE IT!
TIPS: – If you don’t like the idea of a vegetarian salad, you can pair this dish with hard boiled eggs or tuna in olive oil… it would turn even better!
– This salad can be prepared all year long but of course it’s better if made during the tomatoes season… seasonal produce always have a better taste!
How about you? Do you have a favorite summer salad that you like to enjoy in the most hot days? Please, feel free to let me know you thoughts by leaving a comment… I really enjoy learning others tastes and recipes!
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