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Tomato Salad with Herb Oil

With Laura Miller - "The Great Outdoors"

Ingredients

Tomato Salad

  • 8-9 heirloom tomatoes
  • Serrated knife
  • Serving plate

Herb Oil

  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • Salt
  • Mortar and pestle
  • Pepper grinder
  • Colander

Steps

Tomato Salad

  1. Slice your tomatoes to 1/2 in thick.
  2. Place them in a colander and sprinkle with a good dusting of salt. Let them sit there for about 30 minutes and allow the salt to draw out the juice.
  3. Assemble tomatoes on a serving plate, drizzle with herb oil and finish with ground pepper.

Herb Oil

  1. To make herb oil, add the basil and other herbs in a mortar and pestle with a pinch of salt until it's a paste.
  2. Add the paste to the olive oil and mix.