I just made this and was delighted by it’s simplicity and refreshing flavor. I wouldn’t have put this combination together, but I am trying to be more adventurous. Three simple ingredients that burst with lip-smacking goodness is what makes this recipe a keeper for me.
Everything is better with a fresh strawberry on it!
Try to use good quality aged balsamic vinegar, as that is what I think beautifully brings it all together.
- 1 pound garden-fresh tomatoes, rinsed, cored and quartered. (do not peel)
- 1 pound fresh strawberries, rinsed and stemmed
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- In a food processor or a blender, puree the tomatoes and the strawberries. Add the vinegar and blend again. Taste for seasoning. Chill throughly before serving. Serve in small, clear glasses as a refreshing aperitif.
The tomato was first cultivated by the Incas and was imported to Europe in the sixteenth century. It was at first considered an aphrodisiac, while in the north of France it was thought to be a poison.
Hmm… if you are alone, an aphrodisiac could seem like a poison.
…and then she paused for thought.