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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Simple Garden Tomato Salad

Garden tomatoes!  It is summertime at it's finest!  I see nothing wrong with eating a garden tomato like an apple, but that's just me!  So much better than the store-bought tomatoes!

We planted a garden for the first time this summer, and I was really looking forward to harvesting tomatoes.  Unfortunately, all of our tomato plants died, due to the abundance of rain we've had.  Fortunately, their is a farmer's stand down the street, and his tomatoes did ok this year, giving me the option to at least buy local homegrown tomatoes.

Garden tomatoes don't really need anything to taste good.  But if you're wanting to dress them up a little, rough chop a few tomatoes, sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil and red wine vinegar.  Don't over due the oil and vinegar.  It doesn't take much.  You still want the tomato to be the star, not the dressing.  Sprinkle with a little parsley for the finishing touch.

I don't usually use measurements for this, but if I had to give a recipe, it would probably be this....

3 good sized garden tomatoes, roughly chopped
2-3 tbs. olive oil
2-3 tbs. red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
parsley for garnish

Toss everything together before serving.

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