Heirloom Tomato Salad

This is actually a dish I made way back during summer which I just found recently on my photo album. This salad is made with a very simple dressing which I love using on cucumbers, romaine, spinach, or boiled potatoes all of which you serve cold of course.

Sesame Basil Dressing

Ingredients:1/2 cup sesame oil
1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
3 tablespoons of finely minced shallots or red onions
a few slivers of basil (dill is also a great alternative)
juice of quarter of lemon
sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

whisk all your ingredients together vigorously and toss with your veggies

In this dish, I simply tossed it with some heirloom tomatoes I bought from the Farmer’s Market. It is equally good on just chilled boiled new potatoes (the small red ones, so that you have denser and waxier potatoes that hold shape and texture). You can also toss it with some chopped romaine or spinach and sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds to add a small nutty flavor to the salad. I love these simple dishes because it takes little time to make and it helps you enjoy certain ingredients in its pure form. Happy Eating!