Dinner

By Matt Essert | August 23, 2011

Photo: Matt Essert

In my opinion, a fifth season should be officially added to the weather: tomato season. Fresh tomatoes are unlike anything else. We eat tomatoes and tomato-based foods all the time, but there is nothing quite like a firm and delicious tomato. You should really eat as many fresh tomatoes as possible over the next few weeks to get your fill.

This tomato salad is a great way to enjoy fresh tomatoes. Actually, it’s hardly a salad since it’s almost all tomatoes, but it’s still very enjoyable. Just tomatoes, olive oil and a bit of cheese. What could be simpler or better?

  • 3 globe tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup good olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Hard Italian Salty Cheese, cut into big chunks, like Pecorino Romano or Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions

Chop tomatoes into one or one half-inch cubes. In a bowl, mix tomatoes, olive oil, cheese and salt and pepper. Let sit for ten minutes for flavors to combine. Serve.

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