4 hours ago
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Summer doesn't get any better than this.
Fresh, fabulous Jersey tomatoes paired along with beautiful ripe, sweet cherries.
This is the B.E.S.T.
Drizzle w/ some good balsamic vinegar, a sprinkle of salt and it's done (and the annoying task of pitting the cherries).
That's all folks.
Hard to believe that cherries and tomatoes go so nicely together.
Why not? A tomato is a fruit anyway.
Make sure you are using the best summer tomatoes you can find, not the supermarket type. And you can only make this in the summer. That is law.
Great Cherry & Tomato Salad (from 5 Second Rule): REALLY a great salad
1 lb. of cherries, mixed Bing and Rainier, pitted and halved
1 basket of tomatoes, heirloom, cherry and grape (as many varieties as you can find!)
I put all the ingredients in a big bowl, sprinkled w/ kosher salt then drizzled with a little Italian balsamic vinegar and mixed together right before serving.
Serve at room temperature.