11 August 2008

Cherry Tomato Salad

If you can find them, add a few sweet little yellow pear tomatoes to the mix. Simple and delicious.......

**Cherry Tomato Salad**

2 T balsamic vinegar
1 T red wine vinegar
1 large shallot, minced
1 T drained capers
1 tsp minced garlic
1/4 cup (plus 2 T) extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
3 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
1/3 cup finely shredded basil

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In a large bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, shallot, capers and garlic. Whisk in the oil slowly and season with salt and pepper. Add the tomatoes and basil and toss. Season with salt and pepper. Serve. Best Blogger Tips

24 comments:

  1. OH my goodness, this is so beautiful. The colors are so intense and I bet the flavor was as good.

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  2. Beautiful salad! Yay for tomato season!

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  3. Ive never seen the yellow pear tomatoes here in the UK. Shame because they look fantastic. Great summery salad.

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  4. this is probably the kinkiest tomato salad i have ever seen!

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  5. Colorful, refreshing and delicious! I love cherry tomatoes!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  6. I adore cherry tomatoes, and pear. We have a mess of them at home right now I keep throwing in our lunches.

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  7. Now that is absolutely gorgeous Valli! Looks like the perfect summer salad! Yum.

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  8. Hi there: we're partners for the Taste & Create event..I'm surfing your site now :-P

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  9. I have cherry tomatoes coming out of my ears right now. This sounds wonderful!

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  10. I love those little pear tomatoes, they are so sweet!

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  11. Wonderful tomatoes Val...and the colours are just glorious!

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  12. Nothing better! Those little sungold tomatoes are my absolute favorites, sweet as candy.

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  13. The colors in that salad are beautiful! I love the look of those little pear shaped yellow ones. I'm a big fan of capers, so you know this salad goes on my to make list! Yum!

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  14. I love those little tomatoes. They are a lot of fun to play with. This salad looks perfect.

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  15. Know what would be so much better w/this? If you roasted the tomatoes first, let them cool, and then dressed them...yup, yummers for sure!

    -DTW
    www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

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  16. You know I never thought of adding capers...I love that!

    This is going to grace my table this evening!

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  17. Val, you should submit this delightful creation to No Croutons Required. The theme this month is dressing.

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  18. Valli that is beautiful! Perfect summer dish!

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  19. Oh, yours are so pretty too, Val!

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  20. Isn't it amazing how much flavor that is packed into these little gems!

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  21. I love the colors. Can't find them around here yet in those colors. Just the red ones.

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  22. Val, that salad looks gorgeous and those pear tomatoes are so cute. It's the first time I hear of them.

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  23. What beauty in colours - i just adore this tomato salad Val!

    Rosie x

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  24. These tomatoes are so cute! I'm actually growing some of those little yellow ones for the first time. Love them all! Beautiful salad!

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