A chopped tomato salad with raw red onion and some salty Feta cheese or Ricotta Salata is all you need for a satisfying side dish. It’s great with grilled beef or fish along with some grilled flat bread and some chilled red or white wine. We are loving Lieb Cellar’s White Merlot since it pairs beautifully with grilled meat or fish and perfectly straddles big fruit with citrus.
So pick some of your favorite tomatoes and slice or chop them to your liking. Toss them with chopped red onion and your choice of cheese. Drizzile with high quality EVOO. I am using Ritossa Olive Oil from Istria (from Anthony Ritossa who just launched his line at Delmonico’s this summer), rich and fruity — perfect for a summer tomato salad. Finish with your favorite chopped herbs. I am a fan of fresh Oregano and chives for this salad as they are mild enough to still allow you to taste the tomatoes.