I found this recipe in the September 2011 issue of Food Network Magazine. Thankfully, I had all the ingredients on hand and knew it would make the perfect side dish to the kebabs I was making for our dinner guests. There is something so delicious about fresh tomatoes with good herbs and a tasty balsamic reduction… perfect summer food! This recipe was light, delicious, and a big hit with the adults and my kids.
How to Make a Tomato Salad with Fresh Herbs and a Balsamic Reduction:
- 2 red tomatoes, sliced into wedges
- 3 yellow tomatoes, sliced into wedges
- 3 orange tomatoes, sliced into wedges
- 5 small vine-ripened tomatoes
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
- 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Fresh basil leaves
- Fresh chives, chopped
How to Make a Tomato Salad with Fresh Herbs and a Balsamic Reduction
Slice the tomatoes into wedges; season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
Cook the balsamic vinegar and sugar together in a small saucepan over medium heat, until it has reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the olive oil. Drizzle the balsamic reduction over the tomatoes then top with fresh basil and fresh chives. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net Original recipe by Food Network Magazine – September 2011