How to make Southern tomato salad

Print this recipe
When most people say tomato salad, they immediately think of a caprese salad. Chock full of basil, fresh mozzarella and sliced tomatoes, it's on almost every restaurant menu from June to September when tomatoes come into season. Although this type of salad is delicious, there is another type that better showcases the natural beauty of tomatoes. The recipe below is so light and fresh, you won't miss the mozzarella at all.
The key to this salad is letting the tomatoes marinate for a few minutes. Salt pulls out their natural juices, forming the dressing for the salad itself. Cherry tomatoes are a little bit sweeter, but you could slice a few heirloom tomatoes instead.
Advertisement
Cooktop Cove
Southern tomato salad
4
20 minutes
0 minutes
20 minutes
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1 shallot, thinly sliced
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes and shallots with the salt. Set aside for 10 minutes to allow the tomatoes to marinate.
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and garlic.
Pour the olive oil mixture over the tomatoes, tossing to coat.
Garnish with the fresh basil and cracked black pepper.
Cover and refrigerate if not serving immediately.
Advertisement
Resources
Print this recipe

Looking for a delicious sweet potato recipe? Try these!
October 20   ·  
Advertisement
Spring is just around the corner for those of us in the South. That means barbeques and corn on the cob!
October 19   ·  
Classic macaroni with your favorite cheese sauce is definitely loved by many, but one simple twist takes it to the next level.
October 18   ·  
Sweet potato casserole is a quintissential American dish. Several versions give cooks plenty of choices when planning dinner.
October 1   ·  
Before you toss those rusted pans, take a look at a few of these tips to bring new life to your cookware and other trouble spots in the kitchen.
October 14   ·  
While meatloaf is a well-known American classic, the fish actually has roots dating back to early Roman days. There are also variations served in Germany, Scandinavia, and Belgium.
October 4   ·