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Mixed tomato salad

Mixed tomato salad

This end-of-summer recipe is very simple: just fresh tomatoes with chopped shallot and herbs in a vinaigrette, but we can play up the variety of flavours and colours to make it something with real eye appeal and, above all, delicious!

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Last modified on: September 21th 2016

For 4 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationStart to finish
20 min.20 min.
Preservation: A few hours at room temperature, without the dressing, and covered with plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

1 Mixed tomato salad : Photo of step #1Choose 800 g tomato to include plenty of varieties with different colours, like in this photo.

The more varied they are, the better - it's the mix of varieties that really makes this salad.
2 Mixed tomato salad : Photo of step #2Rinse the tomatoes, then and cut off and discard the stalk and the hard bit just underneath. 5 min.
3 Mixed tomato salad : Photo of step #3Slice the tomatoes fairly thinly (the ideal tool for this is a mandolin).

Sprinkle the tomatoes with table salt and leave for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
10 min.
4 Mixed tomato salad : Photo of step #4Drain the tomatoes thoroughly, as the salt will have drawn out some of their juice, then put them in a salad bowl.

Add 30 g shallot (finely chopped), herbs of your choice and 5 tablespoons French dressing (vinaigrette).

Mix well.
5 min.
5 Mixed tomato salad : Photo of step #5If you will not be serving the salad right away, do not refrigerate it, just cover and leave at room temperature.

Remarks

Please don't store your tomatoes in the fridge - they really don't like it and it spoils the flavour. If they are already in there, take them out the day before and leave them to come to room temperature.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
6718 gr38 gr54 gr
34 %3 %4 %8 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
741 gr4 gr6 gr
4 %<1 %<1 %1 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1672 gr9 gr13 gr
8 %1 %1 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 people : 3.49 €
Per person : 0.87 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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