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Three-Tomato Salad

Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep time 10 mins
Stand time 3 hrs
Yield Makes 8 servings
You can use all red tomatoes, such as a combination of cherry, plum, and beefsteak. But add other varieties and colors, when available, for a beautiful presentation.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large yellow or red tomato, sliced
  • 2 plum tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 pt. cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 16 green leaf lettuce leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, and next 4 ingredients. Place tomatoes in a 2-qt. baking dish, and pour olive oil mixture over tomatoes. Cover and let stand 3 hours.

  2. Place 2 lettuce leaves on each of 8 salad plates, and divide tomato mixture evenly among plates. Season with salt and pepper to taste.