Our little lady is home from the hospital. She had a very decadent dinner of cat treats in bed. While she rested, we had steak frites with asparagus and tomato salad.
At some point in the day, I started thinking about the amazing tomato salad my mom makes in the summer, and then I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
My mom says the trick is good tomatoes. It’s the juice from the tomatoes that mixes with the very simple dressing—olive oil, red wine vinegar and salt—that makes it taste so good. I managed to find some pretty decent Campari tomatoes, it wasn’t my mom’s summer version of the salad, but it hit the spot.
The photo at bottom is dinner from our five year old’s perspective.
5 tbsp. vegetable, canola or peanut oil, divided
¾ tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste