Roman Summer Salad

Individual bites looks a little nicer but is not necessary

Individual bites looks a little nicer but is not necessary

This is a great first course or addition to a tapas night. Make sure to use really fresh tomatoes.

Roman Tomato Salad

  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives halved and sliced
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1 anchovy diced fine
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • 2-3 large tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt/pepper

Cut tomatoes into thick slices. Heat balsamic over medium until reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Rinse capers and chop into fine dice. Mix everything but tomatoes together and season with salt and pepper. Pile a spoonful of olive mixture on each tomato slice or layer the tomatoes on a plate and cover in olives. Serve cold.


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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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11 Responses to Roman Summer Salad

  1. Mmmm I like this, but perhaps minus the anchovy. Would fish sauce work as a replacement?

  2. Carina says:

    Hm, ok, to do them as in your photo is just a little bit more fiddely but …… you are right, they do so much nicer, and the eyes eat as well! Carina πŸ™‚

  3. laurasmess says:

    Yum. I adore tapas, and the idea of a fresh and delicious tomato-based one like this is quite exciting! Definitely doing this. I can imagine it eaten on a nice chunk of toasted garlic sourdough too… mmmm.

  4. acrusteaten says:

    This looks delish and, with so many tasty ingredients, it must be! Very healthy as well, might give this a try when the olive-hating hubby is out!

  5. Eva Taylor says:

    Looks and sound delicious, using your home grown tomatoes I bet.

  6. Sherry says:

    another great one. Tried the corn pudding yesterday. We loved it. Great alternative to more traditional recipes.

  7. Cecile says:

    These look so unusual and wonderful !! I, myself, would use the anchovies ’cause I’m sure they give this recipe a little ZING !!

  8. These look like delicious, summery bites.

  9. ChgoJohn says:

    Only one anchovy? Were you running out? πŸ™‚
    These sound delicious, Greg, especially using tomatoes straight from the garden.

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