Tomato Salad with Fresh Herbs and a Balsamic Reduction

I found this recipe in the September 2011 issue of Food Network Magazine. I had all the ingredients on hand and knew it would make the perfect side dish to the kebabs I was making for our dinner guests. There is something so delicious about fresh tomatoes with good herbs and a tasty balsamic reduction… perfect summer food! This recipe was light, delicious, and a big hit with the adults and my kids.

Tomato Salad with Fresh Herbs and a Balsamic Reduction:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Food Network Magazine – September 2011

 

  • 2 red tomatoes, sliced into wedges
  • 3 yellow tomatoes, sliced into wedges
  • 3 orange tomatoes, sliced into wedges
  • 5 small vine ripened tomatoes
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Fresh chives, chopped

Slice the tomatoes into wedges; season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Cook the balsamic vinegar and sugar together in a small saucepan over medium heat, until it has reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the olive oil. Drizzle the balsamic reduction over the tomatoes then top with fresh basil and fresh chives. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

 

 

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net


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7 Responses to “Tomato Salad with Fresh Herbs and a Balsamic Reduction”

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    stochat — August 29, 2011 @ 3:42 am

    This looks soooo good. I just love your recipes!!!

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    Kathy — October 16, 2011 @ 3:05 am

    I was looking for a recipe for a family (13+)get together. The family includes a couple of vegetarians and a couple of other folks that don't eat much meat. My daughter (one of the vegetarians) and I made this and it was a huge hit! It was delicious and was very easy to put together. We made it in a decorative pie dish rather than a square pan and with heirloom tomatoes. It looked

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    Construction Supplies Houston — July 3, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    what a beautiful salad… so colorful and fresh!!!!

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — March 26, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

    Kathy’s comment about putting the salad in a decorative pie plate is an excellent idea. This salad is such a gorgeous color, it is center piece quality. Simple and elegant.

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