Simple Summer Salad
I am a purist in many ways. No ketchup on hot dogs, no soy sauce on sushi and no horseradish on my gefilte fish. The way I see it is: I like it eat what tastes good, so I want to taste what I’m eating. I realize that a good dipping sauce or spread can enhance the natural flavors of a food, but generally, I like to keep it simple. I find this is especially true when ingredients are seasonal and fresh. When you mess with perfection, you just end up with a mess.
That’s where the inspiration came for this salad recipe… if you can even call it a recipe. The sweet, ripeness of the tomato mixed with the crunch of the red onion is nicely satisfying. I also liked the sweet tang that the balsamic brings as well.
Are there any other purists out there? What are some other summer foods (or any foods!) that you can’t bear to mess with?
2 large ripe tomatoes, cut in small wedges
1/2 red onion, cut in small wedges and separated
1 Tbs. Extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbs. Balsamic vinegar
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and salt and pepper to taste. Toss to distribute dressing.