Marinated Tomato Salad
Why I Love This Recipe
(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.
Ingredients You'll Need
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.