Popular tomato – tomato salad
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Popular Tomato – Tomato SaladOne of the most popular uses of tomato is for adding into salads. Some of the best tomatoesfor use in salads are cherry or grape varieties of tomatoes since they are small and can beadded whole, without the need to slice them. Simply wash them and take off their stemsand add into the salad. A simple tomato salad is tomatoes garnished with herbs like chives,mint, and basil, and sprinkled with some crumbled cheese like mozzarella, goat’s cheese, orblue cheese, and dressed with oil and vinegar dressing. This kind of salad also makes arefreshing side dish to grilled fish or seafood or fried meats.A salad popular in the Mediterranean is cucumber and tomato salad. Tomatoes andcucumbers are simply chopped up into large cubes and seasoned with herbs and dressedwith vinaigrette. Walnuts, pine nuts, and cheese can also be garnished on top of it for moreflavor and texture. Feta cheese is especially delicious with this type of salad.Larger and meatier tomatoes are often sliced into large or thin rounds to make chef’s salador summer salads. These types of salad usually consist of a wide array of vegetables, fruits,nuts, meat, mushrooms, and so on, including lettuce, cucumbers, onions, alfalfa sprouts,ham, cheese, walnuts, grapes, chicken strips, bell peppers, zucchini, carrots, spinach, and soon. Different kinds of dressings like ranch, thousand Island, French, blue cheese, vinaigrette,Italian, and sour cream can be used.Sun-dried tomatoes or baked tomatoes also make a wonderful addition to salads. These areespecially good for tomatoes that are not in season or lack flavor. Cooking or dryingtomatoes can bring out their sweetness. The cold and crisp greens with the warm and softtomatoes also make an interesting contrast. Top with some grilled prawns or grilled squidfor a delightfully succulent starter.