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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:

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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

Stage 1
Mixed tomato salad : Photo of step #1 Choose 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.
Stage 2
5 min.
Mixed tomato salad : Photo of step #2 Rinse the tomatoes, then and cut off and discard the stalk and the hard bit just underneath.
Stage 3
10 min.
Mixed tomato salad : Photo of step #3 Slice 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.
Stage 4
5 min.
Mixed tomato salad : Photo of step #4 Drain 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.
Stage 5
Mixed tomato salad : Photo of step #5 If 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

% 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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