This simple tomato salad highlights the sweet and juicy notes of Ontario-greenhouse grown tomatoes. Did you know that the tomato is actually a fruit? Botanically, tomatoes are a fruit, because a fruit is defined as the edible part of the plant that contains seeds, while a vegetable is the edible stems, leaves and roots of the plant.
- 2 large Ontario greenhouse tomatoes, cored and cut into wedges
- 1 red onion
- 1 garlic clove
- ¼ cup (63 ml) extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp. (30 ml) balsamic vinegar
- 1 sprig of fresh basil
- Coarse sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- Place the Ontario greenhouse tomatoes in a colander and sprinkle them with sea salt and black pepper. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
- Place the onions in a separate colander, sprinkle with salt and let it sit for 30 minutes. Brush off salt and squeeze out any excess water.
- Prick the garlic with a fork and rub the clove inside the bowl.
- Whisk in olive oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add the Ontario greenhouse tomatoes, onions and basil leaves, then toss with the vinaigrette.
- Serve the salad on small well chilled plates and sprinkle some black pepper on top before serving
Per serving (108 g): Calories 110, Fat 9 g (14 %), Saturated Fat 1.5 g + Trans Fat 0 g (8 %), Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 105 mg (4 %), Carbohydrate 7 g (2 %), Fibre 1 g (4%), Sugars 4 g, Protein 1 g, Vit A (6 %), Vit C (15 %), Calcium (2 %), Iron (2 %). % = % Daily Value
This recipe was provided by our featured member, Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers.