This wonderful colorful Tomatoe Salad is incredibly simple to whip up. Enjoy the contrast in colors of the bright red tomatoes accented by blinding white crisp feta cheese and highlighted by roughly torn fresh basil leaves, selected for its fragrance and flavor.
Tips From Easy Recipes
Secret No 1 - The Oils
The key to a good salad dressing is to use 2 portions of oil to 1 of lemon juice or vinegar. I've tried in my efforts to be healthier to reduce the proportion of oils, but have found the flavor is too sharp and it just doesn't stick to the salad leaves.
As a result, I choose to use the best quality olive oils in salad dressings.
Don't be tempted to save time by pouring on the dressing too early and letting the tomatoes marinade. All that happens is the tomatoe gets all soggy as the cells disintegrate when left too long exposed to the vinegar.
Secret No 2 - The Produce
You'll find the taste of a vine ripened tomatoe to be far superior to coolant ripened vegetables and fruit as is the norm in supermarket supplied fruit. The best are heritage tomatoes if you're able to source these.
The key to successful easy recipes is to use fresh, quality ingredients and to cook with the minimum of fuss. Taste the natural freshness and flavor of quality produce.
Secret No 3 - The Knife
Now, you do know that the key to a beautiful tomatoe salad is to slice them cleanly and quickly. To achieve this, you must have a sharp knife. In fact, there's nothing more dangerous than a blunt knife.
I can't stress sufficiently the importance of investing in a good quality heavy sharp all purpose knife.