strawberry and cherry tomato salad

July 27, 2012

Strawberries and cherry tomatoes? Sound like strange bedfellows I know. But these two fruits of summer make exquisitely sweet partners in this scrumptious salad. Good for a starter  or a dessert, they come together in a marriage bed of mint, basil, and balsamic vinegar. My neighbour, Karen, gave me some of her home-grown violet jasper tomatoes which I used, but experiment with any cherry tomato and take full advantage of summer’s best flavours. Together. Forever.

Handful of strawberries, halved

Handful of cherry tomatoes, halved

2 tsps aged balsamic vinegar

2 tsps fresh squeezed lemon or orange juice

small bunch of mint and basil leaves, minced

twist of pepper from the pepper mill

Mix the strawberries and tomatoes together in a bowl. Toss with balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, minced herbs, and pepper. Serve before or after dinner with a nice crisp white wine.

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