When it is summer all we have to do is showcase the produce of the season. In this case it is tomatoes. This is one of my favorite preparations of tomatoes. I make this for parties because it is super easy, really fun to make, beautiful and sure to make everyone happy. Soft meaty tomatoes, crisp onion and jalepenos with grilled bread? what is better? Not much.
3 large meaty tomatoes - Sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
1 jalepeno- Sliced as thin as possible
1 shallot - Sliced as thin as possible
1/8 cup eachmint, basil - chiffonade
2 tbsp - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tbsp - Sherry vinegar
1/2 lemon - Juiced + zest
2 tbsp honey
1 loaf of great sliced and grilled bread
Slice shallot and jalepeno and soak in cold water for 30 min. Lay the sliced tomatoes on a platter and season with salt and pepper. decorate the tomatoes with the shallot and jalepeno. Chiffonade (thinly slice) the herbs and sprinkle on top. Mix the EVOO, honey, vinegar and lemon and drizzle on top of the tomatoes. Grill some beautiful bread, sourdough is my favorite, season with salt and pepper.
Serve and enjoy!