Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Easy Tomato Salad - (Gluten Free)

One of the great things about tomatoes, is that they are so high in acid, you can make a simple salad with only an oil based dressing. Even kids love this salad, and this one is so easy to make it makes a great first "cooking" experience for kids, too.

What you need:  tomatoes -1 per person; olive oil; oregano, salt, and minced onion* or onion powder.
* if doing the sliced version, it looks really pretty to use a red onion.
What you do:  There are two way to present this salad - either sliced or chopped.

For chopped - cut the tomatoes into small bite sized pieces, and place in a bowl. Add about 1 Tbs of oil for each tomato. Sprinkle with oregano - (about 1/2 tsp dried leaves per tomato), onion, and salt. Cover and place in fridge to allow flavours to blend for about 1/2 hour before serving.

For sliced -  Slice tomatoes and onion,thinly, and arrange in a decorative manner on lettuce leaves on a serving platter. Drizzle oil (about 1Tbs per tomato) over slices. Sprinkle with oregano,  and salt as above. Cover and place in fridge to allow flavours to blend for about 1/2 hour before serving.

Serve and enjoy.

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