Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tomato Salad with Tomato Granita #Sunday Supper

One of my simple pleasures in the summer is having a tomato sandwich  from the first picked tomato in my garden.  This presentation would be beautiful with some heirloom tomatoes.  I'm planting some in my garden this Memorial Day Weekend.  So until then, find some nice beefsteak tomatoes, some fresh basil and top them with this cool granita.


Granita

1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp. salt
8 ounces seeded, peeled tomato 

Salad

4 assorted heirloom tomatoes, cut 1/4" thick sliced
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1 Tbsp. thinly sliced fresh basil

To prepare granita, place vinegar, oil, 1/4 tsp. salt, and seeded peeled tomato in a blender or food processor;  process until smooth.  Place tomato mixture in an 8-inch square baking dish; cover and freeze until firm, stirring twice during the first 2 hours. 



After about an hour, scrape with a fork and break up any big chunks.

 Scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy.

Arrange tomato slices on a platter.  Sprinkle tomatoes with pepper and salt.  Top with granita.  Sprinkle with basil. 
You could also top these with Feta or Ricotta Salata.

Enjoy the weekend! 

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5 comments:

  1. I am so ready for summer tomatoes and this is a terrific recipe for them. Thanks!

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  2. This is so cool! I have a foodie friend that belongs to a CSA and is always looking for tomato ideas. I'll share this later in the season. Happy Memorial Day Patti:@)

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  3. Oh my gosh Patti this looks sooooo delicious. I love tomatoes and think this is a fabulous idea. I know those Jersey tomatoes are the best in the country. And Granita is definitely refreshing. So much so that I made a batch of watermelon today!

    Have a Happy Memorial Day.

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  4. This looks awesome!! Great summer share!! Happy Memorial Day!

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  5. I am new at foodie and the words comfort food caught my eye so I had to come see! The recipe sounds good and the pictures are awesome! Very pretty. I shared it on facebook as I have been sharing my blog with them too. All of my friends are going to be gaining weight! LOL!
    Hope you got your tomato plants in and look forward to reading more! Love, Patty

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