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Simple Tomato Salad with Frizzled Shallot Oil

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Yield 4 servings
Category Salad/Side dish
Cuisine American


A simple and savory fresh tomato salad that celebrates the flavors of summer.


  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced (½ cup)
  • 1 tablespoon capers, patted dry
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
  • 1 ½ pounds heirloom tomatoes, cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • Flaky sea salt
  • 3 large basil leaves, chiffonade


  • Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium until shimmering. Add garlic and shallot; sauté until just starting to toast, 2 minutes.
    sliced shallot and garlic cooking in oil in a skillet
  • Add capers (be careful adding to hot oil) and continue to cook until garlic, shallots and capers are golden brown, 2–3 minutes. Add pepper flakes and sauté to toast, about 10 seconds. Transfer mixture to a small bowl.
    sliced shallot, garlic, capers and pepper flakes cooking in oil in a skillet
  • Arrange tomatoes in a single layer over a large plate or platter. Spoon shallot mixture over top then drizzle infused oil over top. Drizzle vinegar over top then season with flaky sea salt.
    sliced tomatoes on a white plate
  • Serve immediately.


We prefer the color and texture that heirloom tomatoes offer, but feel free to use any large round and ripe tomatoes.


Serving: 1/4 cupCalories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 364mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4.5g
Keywords Tomato Salad
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