Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman
Halfway between antipasto and a salad, this dish is full of the flavors of Rome. It’s a great dairy-free riff on the usual caprese salad, and a wonderful celebration of summer’s ripest tomatoes.
Roman Tomato Salad
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 cup pitted green and black olives halved
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
- 3 anchovy fillets drained and chopped
- 2 tablespoons capers rinsed and drained
- 1 garlic clove thinly sliced
- 8 fresh basil leaves shredded
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 pound vine-ripened tomatoes about 3 tomatoes
- Cook the balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over low heat until thick, syrupy, and measuring 1/4 cup, about 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
- Combine the olives, parsley, anchovies, capers, garlic, basil, pepper, and olive oil in a small bowl and toss to combine.
- To serve, slice the tomatoes into 1/4-inch thick rounds and place, slightly overlapping, on a serving plate. Spoon the olive and parsley mixture over the tomatoes. Drizzle the reduced balsamic over the salad and serve.