Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tomato Salad With Shallots and Herbs

The summer's crop tomatoes are starting appearing in markets, or — for the lucky ones — in the garden. There are almost endless ways to enjoy these treats. Here's a simple salad that really showcases the tomatoes.

1 pound tomatoes (whatever looks best)
2 shallots
2 tablespoons basil
1 tablespoon parsley
2 tablespoons olive oil*
Course salt
Fresh ground pepper

Chop tomatoes. Finely mince shallots. Tear basil into small pieces and chop parsley. Place all ingredients in a bowl. Add olive oil and mix together. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve.

* This salad really benefits from using the best quality olive oil.

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