When I found these little babies at an Organic Shop out of town, I knew they would be wasted if they were mixed with anything else – so I decided to make the perfect Tomato Salad to showcase their sweetness. According to Jamie Oliver, for sweet Cherry Tomatoes you need to put them in a colander after cutting, sprinkle with a bit of Salt and leave them to drain. The Salt draws out the excess moisture and drains off – apparently this method brings out their flavour…It seems to have worked, because these Tomatoes tasted like heaven!
2 cups of mixed, organic Cherry Tomatoes, chopped (some cut horizontally, others vertically)
1/2 Red Onion, diced finely
1 large clove of Garlic, minced
a few fresh Basil leaves, chopped finely
1 Tblsp. Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 Tblsp. Balsamic Vinegar
2-3 Tblsp. Olive Oil
1 tsp. Pesto (optional)
– Place chopped Tomatoes in a colander and sprinkle with Salt. Leave to drain over sink or bowl for atleast 15 minutes.
– Once drained, place Tomatoes, Onion, Garlic and Basil in a bowl.
– Shake Dressing ingredients in a jar, and pour over Tomato mixture. Allow to sit for a few minutes before serving.
* Pesto recipe coming soon…