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This Zesty Tomato Salad Is Bursting With Sun-Ripened Sweetness

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This Zesty Tomato Salad Is Bursting With Sun-Ripened Sweetness

Nothing beats market-fresh tomatoes in the summertime. They’re bursting with brightness and a sun-ripened sweetness that can only be enjoyed this time of year. With so much natural flavor, color, and juiciness, I prefer to let the ingredients do the talking and not manipulate them too much. Today’s recipe is a perfect example of that. But don’t be fooled by its simplicity. Your tastebuds will be surprised by its complexity of flavors that span the spectrum from spicy and sweet to zesty and tangy—all of my go-to tenets for a successful dish.   

The key for this Zesty Summer Tomato Salad recipe is to use different varieties, colors, shapes, and sizes of heirloom tomatoes to create that visual eye candy when you’re layering them on the plate. And the surprise ingredient here is the toasted and crushed coriander seeds—they impart unexpected citrusy notes to the dish. I plan on making this mouthwatering salad all solstice long with the help of my trusted Material Kitchen tools that make chopping, peeling, and serving a breeze—and look good doing it, too! Yes, this is a brand that understands the concept of functional beauty.

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This Zesty Tomato Salad Is Bursting With Sun-Ripened Sweetness
This Zesty Tomato Salad Is Bursting With Sun-Ripened Sweetness

Zesty Summer Tomato Salad

Ingredients:

1 lemon

4-6 heirloom tomatoes

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

1 serrano or jalapeño chili

1-2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Pinch of flakey sea salt

Fresh dill, roughly torn 

Hard sheep milk cheese, for serving

Method:

Peel the rind of 1 lemon into long strips, then finely chop into thin slivers. Slice heirloom tomatoes of all colors and sizes and set them to the side. 

Toast the coriander seeds in a pan on the stovetop until golden brown and fragrant. Crush gently with a mortar and pestle until desired consistency.

Place heirloom tomato slices on a plate. Slice chili into thin disks and layer chili slices on top.

Sprinkle the crushed coriander seeds, lemon slivers, and a drizzle of olive oil. Roughly tear fresh dill (I also love to use the flowers for a decorative touch!) and layer across the salad.  

Squeeze half a lemon over the salad followed by a pinch of flakey sea salt to season.

To finish, peel thin slices of cheese on top, and serve. Enjoy!

This Zesty Tomato Salad Is Bursting With Sun-Ripened Sweetness
This Zesty Tomato Salad Is Bursting With Sun-Ripened Sweetness
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