I'm always surprised by the intense flavour that can be found in a tomato. Really juicy and sun-ripened, really good tomatoes have more umami than anything else for me. And then there's how wonderful a collection of different varieties is, one on top of the other and next to each other. A really delicious tomato salad is simply the ultimate. Fruity, light and wonderfully summery.
The pine nuts are just the icing on the cake
If you ever come across tomatoes that are unusual in shape and colour at the market or supermarket of your choice, grab them and give them a really good salad treatment! With good olive oil and balsamic vinegar, you should be familiar with the classic. But have you ever tried a tomato salad with sumac onions? Sumac is a fantastic spice from the Levant and gives the salad an extra fresh, fruity and tangy note. Top it off with some freshly roasted pine nuts and let the feasting begin.
The salad goes fantastically with grilled food or as an aromatic starter to your menu.
Recipe for tomato salad with sumac onions
- Roast the pine nuts in a non-stick frying pan until they are golden brown. Then remove the kernels directly from the pan.
- Cut the onion into thin rings and mix with the sumac.
- Wash and slice the tomatoes.
- Layer tomato slices and onion rings and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Top the salad with pine nuts and season with salt and pepper.