Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Sweet Cherry Tomato, Watercress & Shallots Salad - Ode To Summer

Sweet Cherry Tomato, Watercress & Shallots Salad - Ode To Summer

Summer is gone, I can feel the change of season. The chill in the air, falling of leaves, shorter days are all tell tell sign of the change. This Summer was relaxing, fun, and most importantly spent time with my parents. There is no better feeling in the world then being a child again.  Spent my Summer with kids in India, kids visited both maternal and paternal grandparents, spent time with their cousins, we did some travel, I did a whole lot shopping and we ate to heart contents. Loved every minute of vacation and now its back to the grind, As much as I crib about the "grind" there is something very good about the predictability of the day, the daily discipline and the oh so hectic weekends. Life in the grind is not so bad after all.
Summer and Tomatoes are synonymous in my mind, as the season progresses the quality of the fruit gets better. Was given a bowl of these cherry tomatoes and sweet were they. It would be a crime to make anything of them except a simple salad, so simple salad it is ..

1 cup of ripe cherry tomatoes
1 shallot diced finely
1/4 cup of Watercress

2 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp of fine olive oil
2 tbsp of vinegar - I used honey vinegar which is epic
pinch of sea salt
fresh pepper according to taste
1.Mix all the ingredients for the dressing and keep aside
2. Clean and cut tomatoes in half
3. Toss shallots and vinegar and pour over tomatoes and mix well
4. Now mix in the watercress and give it one gentle toss.
Serve cold or at room temperature
A rustic bread with tomato salad seems like a company made in heaven.
so here's to a summer gone by, thankful for all the memories and happy times. Time to soak in  my favorite season Fall.


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