There are lots of people that resist eating healthy. The idea of it is shunned in the brain. If you’re not accustomed to it, I get how a plate of fries or cupcakes or breaded fried stuff would make someone want to throw a piece of fish steamed with lemon in the trash can. It’s simply not enticing when you’re used to eating those addictive, highly palatable foods. Some people don’t think eating healthy food is amazingly fresh and delicious ALL THE TIME. Well, it can be and it is.
It’s not a bold statement when I say this salad will appeal to everyone. Italian flavors are attractive to all humans. Cherry tomatoes are the vegetable equivalent to candy, but sometimes they can be completely flavorless, depending on the season, and they seem to do a *womp womp* in texture after just a few days. There is NOTHING worse than a grainy tomato or discarding your valuable $3.99. Thankfully, they’re easily resurrected by adding a few pantry staples.
I made this on the fly the other day for a hungry someone special who does not share my love for brussels sprouts, baked salmon, and fruit as dessert. She does share my initials and parents, though. And my love for this particular salad.
Cherry tomato salad with oregano
Notes: I love sherry vinegar, but it’s not a common ingredient. Feel free to use balsamic or red wine or whatever vinegar you like/have. The same goes for the oregano. If you have another herb you like, add that. Note that if you are using fresh herbs, their quantity will be double the dried amount.
Scale the recipe accordingly as it’s easily doubled or halved.
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon (2 teaspoons if you like it mild) dried oregano
1/2 onion or 1 shallot, finely minced
1 garlic clove, finely minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
Kosher salt & black pepper
In a small bowl or jar, mix together the sherry vinegar, onion, garlic, and oregano. Slowly add the olive oil. In a medium bowl, combine the dressing with the cherry tomatoes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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