This is a very simple and yummy side dish. I learned in while living in France from an old Mediterranean lady. This is always a hit!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Core and slice the tomatoes, and arrange them in a serving dish. Sprinkle the shallots over the tomatoes. Whisk the olive oil and balsamic vinegar together with a fork, then pour over the tomatoes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving, or refrigerate, covered, for up to 3 days. Eat with French bread, and dip the bread in the marinade when finished with the tomatoes.

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Nutrition Facts

432.7 calories; 10.9 g protein; 55.3 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 504.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2005
This is my favorite way to eat tomatoes! Light and fresh the good tomatoe taste comes through. Use good Balsamic. I sometimes top with crumbled feta or blue cheese and black olives use fresh basil confetti for added color and flavor. Perfection! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/09/2009
is nothing special taste. Read More
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62 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2005
This is my favorite way to eat tomatoes! Light and fresh the good tomatoe taste comes through. Use good Balsamic. I sometimes top with crumbled feta or blue cheese and black olives use fresh basil confetti for added color and flavor. Perfection! Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2005
This is my favorite way to eat tomatoes! Light and fresh the good tomatoe taste comes through. Use good Balsamic. I sometimes top with crumbled feta or blue cheese and black olives use fresh basil confetti for added color and flavor. Perfection! Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2005
I made this for a potluck and it was a hit! After marinating over night the vinegar and onions were no longer overpowering and became almost sweet. It was super easy and I'll definately make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2006
Growing up in our lttle Italian getto in Chicago we ate an identical "salad" almost everyday.. all summer long. It was GREAT! Passed down from my Great Grandmother (who added a leaf or two of fresh mint to hers) it's also very healthy. She and my GGrandDad came here from Sicily married as teens quite early in the last century. I was lucky enough to know GGrandDad (who lived to be 98) as a kid and learned a lot. (How to ID edible fungi and other edible "weeds" for example). But the best and most outstanding memory from their home was the smell and taste - OF THE FOOD!!! (funny how certain foods invoke such strong memories) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2006
Great recipe and simple too...Perfect for Summer..I used Olive Oil that has been flavored with a crushed garlic clove and it added just a little extra. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2006
I've been making my own variation of this all week with all fresh veggies from my garden. Added small cukes green pepper yellow tomato red onion chopped. Didn't use as much olive oil or Balsamic as called for since we don't like the veggies swimming. Added just enough to cover and also added a little honey to take the bite out. Delicious...DH had 3 helpings! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2007
This recipe turned out great! I didn't have the shallots so I just left them out and made it with the tomatoes. I also added a little chopped fresh basil to the mix. My husband loved it and even took the leftovers to work the next day to let his 2 coworkers try them. They loved it as well! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2006
Perfect side dish instead of a salad. I also had two warm multigrain baguettes that we enjoyed dipping in the dressing. Yum! I also added fresh garden cucumber slices around the serving tray and it just added to the presentation and tastiness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2007
This really is a nice side dish or appetizer! Two days later I was making grilled turkey with cheese sandwiches and put the marinated tomatoes with shallots on the sandwiches including a touch of mayo and the sandwiches were awesome! They add a special taste to the sandwich. My husband loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2008
I recently made this and it was wonderful. I followed the directions to the T and the only thing that I added was a little organic brown sugar to the oil and vinegar. Everyone loved it and had to make more just remember to allow time for marinade flavors to blend before serving. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/09/2009
is nothing special taste. Read More
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