Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tomato Pine Nut Salad

I love this salad!  My mom created this salad years ago and it's always been one that my family loves very much.  My siblings and I get super excited when we see that my mom prepared it for a Shabbat dinner. This salad is so easy to make yet so delicious!  It's one of my favorite salads and I make it a lot when I have company over.  Everyone loves it and they look forward to having it when they come over!  I actually get requests for it!  It only has 4 ingredients plus extra virgin olive oil. If you are one of those green herb haters you are not going to love the salad so stay clear but you can always make it without the greens!  I prepare a side bowl of salad minus the greens for one of my friends and she still loves it.

Tomoto Pine Nut Salad (serves 6)
2 containers of grape tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
2 bunches of flat leaf Italian parsley, finely chopped
1 cup toasted pine nuts (NOT ONES FROM CHINA, see risk of eating pine nuts section)
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

To toast the pine nuts, place the nuts in a dry pan and turn heat to medium.  Toast pine nuts until golden brown, be sure to keep a close eye on them because they can burn quickly.  Once pine nuts are toasted place in a large salad bowl.  Add the halved tomatoes and chopped parsley to the bowl.  Drizzle olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper into the bowl. Mix to combine and serve immediately.

1 comment:

  1. I'm that friend... Confirmed even delicious without the greens!
    Thanks for always considering us non green eaters Elia! xo


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