I made a simple summer salad that always gets rave reviews. It's funny...I could probably make the world's most delicious and complicated meal and hear "It's good" and nothing more. Every time I make this everyone wants the recipe and everyone raves about it, and it's seriously the simplest salad to make. Enjoy!
3-4 cups cherry or grape tomatoes (halved)
1 T. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 T. olive oil
Finely grate enough zest from 1 lemon to measure 2 teaspoons. Trim ends of both lemons, then stand lemons on a cut side and cut off peel, including all white pith, from lemons with a sharp paring knife. Discard peel.
Cut segments free from membranes, then cut segments crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces. Toss lemon segments gently with sugar in a bowl. Add salt, pepper, and olive oil, and mix well.
Stir in remaining ingredients and zest, then let stand, covered, at room temperature 15 minutes to allow flavors to develop.
- If you don't want to play with lemons, use a few tablespoons of lemon juice and mix well. It's the same effect, and you won't have leftover bits of lemon at the end of the day.
- When everything mixes together, the tomatoes will taste like berries or like a sweeter fruit. If they don't taste sweeter, mix and blend a little more until they taste fruity.