This is really more of a celebration than a recipe. I was at the market and came across a beautiful array of tomatoes. Greens, yellows, rich reds in all shapes and sizes. I realize they weren't picked from the garden off the plant but they did have a faint homegrown smell to them that I just couldn't resist. Their flavors were tempted out of them by the dressing of olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar. Mop the dressing up with some hearty multi grain bread and add a sprinkle of basil leaves and you have a treat and a promise of what is in store later in the summer.
As many different types of tomatoes as you can lay your hands on.
Fresh basil leaves
For the dressing.
3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
6-7 tablespoons of olive oil
Pinch of Sea Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 minced garlic clove
Pinch of sugar
Slice the tomatoes and arrange them on a platter.
To make the dressing, place all the ingredients into a jar and shake vigorously. Check the seasonings. Pour over the tomatoes. Sprinkle with a tiny bit more salt and pepper. Add the basil leaves and serve.