Sunday, August 21, 2011

Insalata di Pomodori (Tomato Salad)

This easy, fast dish is usually used as a side to a meat or fish dish. It is very versatile and can be used in various ways. For example you can chop the tomatoes into small cubes and use as a topping for bruschetta, you can add fresh mozzarella and make insalata caprese, you can use as a pizza topping for pizza Sofia and make sure you add plenty of grated mozzarella cheese or you can top some pasta and make a nice pasta salad.

For 4-6 people

1 LB Tomatoes (Salad, Plum, Cherry or Grape Tomatoes)
2 cloves of Garlic chopped finely
1 Tsp Oregano (fresh or dry)
4 Fresh Basil leaves (ripped or cut into 1 inch pieces)
1 TBLS Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt to taste
2 Basil leaves for garnish (optional)

Mix well. If possible allow to sit for a couple hours in order for the flavors to come together.

Enjoy with some Italian bread or a french baguette. 

Buon Appetito!

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