May 8, 2011

Tomatisallad (Cucumber and Tomato Salad)

Summer has become my litany.  I can't want for it.  I can't bear putting on another hoodie.  I am so done with heavy meaty foods.  I want fresh.  I want my CSA to start!!!! I want warm tomatoes fresh from my garden to make this recipe with, Summer, I want you! This recipe is really good.  It will be even better with Summer tomatoes!

modified from Scandinavian Cooking by Beatrice Okakangas
6 medium tomatoes
4 green onions with tops sliced
2 tbsp red or white wine vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp crushed allspice
1/4 tsp ground white pepper
2 tsp salt
1/4 c veg oil
1 8 inch cucumber sliced paper thin
chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Thinly slice tomatoes and arrange on a dish or platter with sides.  Top with cucumber and green onions.  In a small bowl combine sugar, allspice, white pepper, salt and red or white wine vinegar. Slowly pour in oil, mixing with a whisk and then pour over tomatoes, cucumber and green onions.  Refrigerate before serving, and cover in chopped fresh parsley.

1 comment:

Merut said...

I hear ya. Warm, fresh off the vine tomatoes are the best! I planted my tomatoes a few weeks ago, and they have really taken off. I'll have to try this when I finally get a batch.