Tomatoes in a salad are nothing new. More like an old standby, really. But if you are new to marinating tomatoes before you add them to your salad, this recipe just might knock your socks off!
Perhaps unless you’re shopping at a farmer’s market, homegrown garden-fresh tomatoes really have no equal. Even a good, expensive tomato from the grocery store can never compare in flavor and texture to a vine-ripened, juicy tomato from the garden. John Denver even sang about homegrown tomatoes! If you’ve never heard the song, give it a listen. It’s cute…and true. Winter without homegrown tomatoes is most definitely a “culinary bummer!”
The balsamic dressing for this salad is simple and goes together quickly, but it adds a wonderful dimension to the tomatoes. With just a few simple ingredients, your side salad will become the highlight of your meal!
Give this simple salad a try and you might just start marinating all your tomatoes!
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