Marinated Tomato Salad
one vine-ripened tomato, sliced into large chunks
1 tbsp.balsamic vinegar (the best you can find!)
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (the best..)
salt and pepper
two pinches of Italian seasoning (herbs, no salt)
approx 2 c. romaine lettuce (or mixed greens, incl spinach)
one green onion, chopped
one large white mushroom, sliced, optional
Gently combine chopped tom's with s&p, seasonings, vinegar and oil.
Slice lettuce in thin strips and pile high on a large serving plate
Top with tom's placed in a line over top of the greens, beginning and ending on the plate
Centre with the green onion and scatter with mushrm's, if using
Add more dressing, if desired.
Pairs Well With
(Hint--if having focaccia, the left-over dressing makes a great dipping sauce!)
I usually serve this as a first course all by itself; it is a beauty to look at and wonderful to savour.