Best way to dress raw tomatos?

Here in the Bay Area, we have an amazing variety available in the summer months at farmer's markets and even at the grocery store, heirlooms of all colors, but always debate with how to top them for fear of ruining a $5 tomato or even not making the best of it.

Oil? Olive Oil? Fresh basil? Sea salt? Flake salt? Pepper? Vinegar? Lemon juice?
How do you like to dress yours?

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cookbookchick
cookbookchick July 14, 2012

My friend Amy swears by a simple method she learned for dressing fresh tomatoes. She slices them up, then does a fine mince of fresh basil and salt on the cutting board. She tops the tomatoes with that, nothing more. Delicious and guests always ask her what makes them taste so good!

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inpatskitchen
inpatskitchen July 14, 2012

If you have exceptional tomatoes all you need is a little sea salt, freshly ground pepper and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. I'm patiently waiting for my tomatoes to ripen in the garden!

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Kristen W.
Kristen W. July 14, 2012

Having trouble posting the link directly, but Food and Wine Magazine has a recipe for Green Tomatoes With Pistachio Relish (that's the exact name, if you want to google it) that is both visually beautiful and DELICIOUS. It's one of my favorite summer apps to serve, and is always a big hit when I do. Works with any kind of tomato, of course.

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Cookie16
Cookie16 July 14, 2012

Thanks! I'll look it up. Always up for something new.

Cookie16
Cookie16 July 19, 2012

I found it, thank you!

http://www.foodandwine...

beyondcelery
beyondcelery July 19, 2012

I'm partial to olive oil, a little sea salt, and a dash each of balsamic vinegar and sherry.

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BoulderGalinTokyo
BoulderGalinTokyo July 20, 2012

Cookie16, Thank you for sharing that link. Also in the same article had a Green Zebra jam--gotta get cooking...

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