Here’s a simple tomato dish I serve all the time as a side dish to the main event. It’s really great with fish, meat or chicken – the balsamic brings out the sweetness of the tomato and the results are just amazing. Perfection.
4 medium truss tomatoes (sliced)
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
1 small lemon (juice of)
1 shallot (very finely chopped)
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley (finely chopped)
salt & pepper
Arrange the tomatoes on a large platter in a single layer. Sprinkle over the vinegar, lemon juice, shallot, olive oil, parsley then season with salt & pepper.
Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to develop the flavours.
Serve with anything you see fit. It really is that versatile!