This year I am blessed with lots of juicy tomato from my rental garden plot.
So, for tonight dinner, I have decided to eat tomato salad. Last week when I was at Gertrude's house, I 've got to taste Carlos balsamic vinaigrette . I don't remember much what he put in his mixing. Yeah! I was not prepared for cooking lesson that day.
Anyway, here is my version of the balsamic vinaigrette:
5 tablespoon olive oil
5 tablespoon balsamic vineger
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon paprika
a pinch of salt
Wisk all ingredient in a bowl. Slice about 3 medium size ripe tomato. Line it on a plate as shown in the picture. Drizzle vinaigrette onto the tomato. Dress it up with 2 leaves chopped sweet basil. The reason I lined up the tomato and not mixing it like Carlos did because the tomato was too ripe. It will break apart if I toss it. Believe it or not, this one plate of tomato salad was just for me. :-)
My husband prefers his tomato grill to prefection. He said must slice the tomato thinly, dress it up with spices that I have yet discover and grill on both side. Or was it bake in the oven? I forget which one he likes. Emmmm.....