Festival Tomato Salad

It was the Tomato Festival at the Chattanooga Market yesterday afternoon. We had a guest staying with us and made the trip a group event that would eventually lead up to a great dinner with family and friends. When we arrived we were delighted with the beautiful sight of hundreds of tomatoes of all colors and varieties on hand. Tomato salad took center stage in our delightful meal that consisted simply of roasted potatoes, roasted purple cauliflower, roasted rainbow carrots, fresh roasted sweet corn and this easy tomato salad. Using quality ingredients in this dish is the key to its success.

2013-07-28 20.25.50Ingredients

5 Heirloom Tomatoes, quartered and sliced
Basil leaves
Sweet Onion, quartered and sliced very thin
Extra Virgin Olive Oil for drizzling
Salt and Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste

Simple Steps

In a single layer place tomatoes on a platter.  Layer with torn basil leaves. Top with shaved sweet onion. Drizzle good quality olive oil over the top. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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