When tomatoes first come into season, eating them plain – with a sprinkle of salt or a drizzle of olive oil – is the way to go. Soon, however, we all look for variety. These easy tomato salads are simple enough for great tomatoes to shine, but add a few other elements to keep things exciting all tomato season long.
Caprese salad is an Italian classic that is well worth imitating – as long as you do it right. Use only truly ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, excellent olive oil, spanking fresh basil, and sparkling sea salt.
Fresh, crunchy, and sweet - that's this super summer salad. If you bother to dice the cucumber and tomato into pieces as small (or about as small) as corn kernels, you can even serve it as a relish on top of grilled meats.