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summer lovin’.

May 20, 2013

i just have to say that the weather has been how-can-i-be-expected-to-go-to-work glorious.  so when i came across this recipe in the latest issue of bon appetit, it sounded like the perfect thing to round out a warm-weather meal of steak & simple arugula with olive oil, salt & lemon.  it would also be great over fish or pasta or with a mixed greens salad with creamy avocado & crunchy cucumber.  the parsley is my addition & i love how it adds a texture & brightness to the vinaigrette.  next time i am going to add cilantro in place of the chives because i am daring like that.


cherry tomato vinaigrette (makes 1 ½ cups)
(adapted from bon appétit)
1 pint cherry tomatoes
3 T olive oil
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 T red wine vinegar
salt & pepper to taste
2 T chopped fresh chives
fistful coarsely chopped parsley

cut half of the cherry tomatoes in half.  heat 1 T oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  add shallot & cook, stirring until softened but not browned.  add tomatoes and stir until they begin to release their juice, mashing some of them with a spoon.  remove from heat & add vinegar, remaining oil, salt & pepper.  stir in chives & parsley just before serving.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 21, 2013 5:43 am

    Great in its simplicity !

  2. alison murchie permalink
    May 21, 2013 6:48 pm

    I have gluten intolerance – yup, tested for it – and love recipes that are just protein and greens. Your hollandaise sauce from your last post is on my agenda, although the “one stick of butter” part is intimidating. i had an amazing lunch with Sandi Bertolo and Kevin in NYC…we ordered asparagus (duh! no brainer!) and it was served with the most yummy sauce. Sandi and I tried to deconstruct it…I think soft boiled eggs chopped finely with leeks, mustard and lemon zest. I am going to try to replicate it…kind of a zen recipe that loves hollandaise but can’t quite afford, calorie and artery wise, the extreme butter! My love of rich food is never interrupted by my inability to eat bread. (And people should really only eat gluten free bread when they have a desperate craving – I’d rather risk stomach aches for two bites of amazing real bread…)

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