Tomatoes are appearing everywhere at the moment as they start to come into their season. I have my own outside growing, but a long way off eating just yet. Some years ago, we had spontaneously grown tomatoes from our compost. I believe we had something like 68 tomato plants that summer. There were tomatoes everywhere and we couldn't eat and cook enough of them to keep up with it. This year we have a more sustainable 20 plants growing.
Fresh home grown tomatoes are absolutely delicious and sometimes you do just find tomatoes just like that in the market. That can definitely be said for these delicious tomatoes I used in this quick salad. These were the beef steak tomato variety. These tomatoes were huge, very ripe and delicious.
Note: When grilling tomatoes, it is quite important to use ripe tomatoes. Under ripe tomatoes will not give the same flavour and will not soften to the the degree of the riper ones.
This salad contains three ingredients, count them...one, two, three! How is that for a simple lunch. This is so good, I would be happy enough to serve it as a light starter at a dinner party. Simple good food.
This was honestly so delicious, I could have eaten all of it!!! The secret to this salad is simply in the tomatoes. The variety, the ripeness and the right amount of grilling time. Although, it is simple enough, you need to use the correct tomatoes to achieve that deliciously sweet taste
Balsamic Grilled Tomatoes with Spinach
Serves 4 / Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes
4 Tomatoes, cut in half
3 Cups/130 grams fresh spinach
Drizzle of balsamic reduction
Place tomatoes in an oven proof dish and put under a hot grill for about 40 minutes. The tomatoes should be completely soft and slightly charred on the top. Remove from oven and immediately place them over a bed of fresh spinach and drizzle with the balsamic reduction. Done.
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