Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
8 servings (serving size: about 3 tomato slices)

A simple marinade of shallots, balsamic vinegar, and fresh tarragon makes the most of summer tomatoes. Try a variety of heirloom tomatoes in this dish for their different colors and flavors.

Side dishes don't get any easier than this one. All you need to do is slice up the tomatoes and drizzle with a mixture of olive oil, vinegar, and tarragon.

Prepare this one hour before you eat, and serve it at room temperature.

How to Make It

Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl, stirring well. Arrange tomatoes on a platter. Sprinkle tomatoes evenly with salt and pepper; drizzle with shallot mixture.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Heidelind1's Review

August 09, 2013
The balsamic, tarragon, and shallots together were pretty overwhelming. Kinds slaps you in the face...