July 11, 2013

E.A.T. Tomato Salad

If you love tomatoes, you will just die for this recipe.
If you think you don't love tomatoes, you will after you taste this dressing.
The best, and most simple tomato salad I've ever had the pleasure of meeting -
from Eli Zabar by way of the Barefoot Contessa.
The tomatoes and dressing were phenomenal on their own, but since the recipe called for pancetta, I couldn't just leave it out!  I did add bacon, however, because that's what I had on hand.  I also subbed the sherry vinegar for white vinegar, but that's all I had.  I would bet my tomato crop that this would be amazing with any vinegar really, so just use what you have!
The only part of this recipe that was not awesome was when it hit the part of my lip that I bit during brunch on Sunday.  Vinegar + Dijon Mustard + a mouth hurt = Extreme Pain.
Don't you just love a basic recipe like this that uses only a handful of ingredients, most of which I always have on hand?  I do!  I will probably make this 50 more times this summer, with and without the pancetta.  It was just that good. 
Try it this weekend or bring a huge batch for a pot luck dinner.  Tomato lovers and naysayers alike will fall in love with the fresh summer goodness.

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