What happens when you buy too many cherry tomatoes at Costco? You get desperate to use them up…LOL. This salad was great!
Cherry Tomato Salad http://www.annies-eats.com/
2 pints ripe cherry tomatoes, quartered (about 4 cups)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 medium shallot minced
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
ground black pepper
1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced into 1/2 inch chunks
4 ounces crumbled goat cheese (about 1 cup)
1-2 tablespoons parsley minced
Combine the tomatoes, salt and sugar in a medium bowl and toss. Let stand for 30 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a salad spinner and spin until the seeds and excess liquid have been removed (about one minute). SAVE 1/2 cup juice.
Return the tomatoes to the original bowl.
Combine 1/2 cup of the liquid with garlic, oregano, shallot and vinegar in a small saucepan and set over medium heat. Simmer until mixture is reduced about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Whisk in the oil and season with pepper to taste.
Add the cucumber, goat cheese and parsley to the bowl of tomatoes. Toss with the dressing and serve.