You know how sometimes you get a craving for a particular food? And you know how sometimes that craving is just so overwhelming you have to go out and do something about it right away? Well, that’s how I felt a week ago about tomatoes, so I went to the store and bought a ton of my favorites: red round, red plum, and red Romas!
Things got pretty busy for me so I didn’t get around to doing anything with them until last night. They were incredibly ripe – maybe too ripe! – but that craving hadn’t gone away. What’s a guy to do?
Answer: Make a tomato salad.
What I did was pretty simple. Here are the ingredients:
- 3 TBS red wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 TSP sea salt
- 1 TSP fresh ground pepper
- 8 pounds of red round, red plum, and red Roma tomatoes
I was so eager to chow down on this salad that I even forgot to wash the tomatoes! That’s fine, because I think not washing them imparts a rustic, more organic flavor to the salad.
This salad was delicious and so incredibly easy to make, I urge each one of you to run out, buy all the tomatoes you can, and make this for yourself tonight!
I probably could’ve finished it all last night, but I was interrupted by the handyman who came by to look at my toilet, which has completely stopped working. And of course he wasn’t able to fix it! No matter, though: Tonight’ll be leftovers and then a nice quiet movie night at home. A perfect evening!
Bon appetit! Et bonne chance…
Really, none of us should be washing our produce. Just think of all the rustic and robust flavors we’re missing…
Putting in yet another plug for Costco: Imagine my relief when I arrived at the store last week and discovered that the (wonderful, delicious) Compari tomatoes hadn’t been pulled. Mr. Smoking Kitchen, add that to the list of reasons to become a member.
that is a a lotta tomatoes! hope you had lots of people to share your salad with.
so tell me, what do bugs taste like?
Bugs taste like salmonella.