Mediterranean Summer Tomatoes

    10 mins

    This is a very simple and yummy side dish. I learned in while living in France from an old Mediterranean lady. This is always a hit!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 5 fresh large tomatoes
    • 5 shallots, coarsely chopped
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) olive oil
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) balsamic vinegar
    • 1 loaf French bread, for dipping

    Prep:5min  ›  Extra time:5min marinating  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Core and slice the tomatoes, and arrange them in a serving dish. Sprinkle the shallots over the tomatoes. Whisk the olive oil and balsamic vinegar together with a fork, then pour over the tomatoes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving, or refrigerate, covered, for up to 3 days. Eat with French bread, and dip the bread in the marinade when finished with the tomatoes.

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    This is my favorite way to eat tomatoes! Light and fresh, the good tomatoe taste comes through. Use good Balsamic. I sometimes top with crumbled feta or blue cheese and black olives, use fresh basil confetti for added color and flavor. Perfection!  -  28 Jun 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this for a potluck and it was a hit! After marinating over night, the vinegar and onions were no longer overpowering and became almost sweet. It was super easy and I'll definately make it again!  -  29 Jun 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great recipe and simple too...Perfect for Summer..I used Olive Oil that has been flavored with a crushed garlic clove and it added just a little extra.  -  20 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)