This tomato salad with marinated olives features heirloom tomatoes. The heirloom tomatoes are super tender, mix them with a zest of marinated olives and fold them with the sweetness of an orange. You can't resist this luscious heirloom tomato salad
Were you taught that tomatoes are red? then this yellow heirloom tomato salad with marinated olives is definitely a prove that tomatoes are of various colors.
But I'll leave the color aside, because color or not, gal, this salad is rocking.
It's simple, fresh and so soft in texture. The battle of flavors is an orchestra that you won't want to miss in this heirloom tomato salad.
Unlike the classic red tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes are soft with low acid, That's what makes this heirloom tomato salad with marinated olives and orange a super delicious tomato salad.
Marinated olives are a real deal on these tomatoes since heirloom tomatoes are not acidic, the olives add that zest note. A bitter-sweet, but not an overwhelming flavor that makes this tomato salad awesome
The scent and flavor of basil are comparable to none…
What is an heirloom tomato?
Heirloom tomatoes are tomatoes. But different from the classic red tomatoes that we all know.
Heirloom tomatoes are said to have been passed down through generations, that's to say they're at most natural as the mother nature made them.
The great thing about heirloom is that their DNA hasn't been tampered by man, compared to the commercial red tomato that has undergone mutation.
They're often open-pollinated, meaning that once again nature does the work (pollination) through birds, insects wind, etc.
I used the candy's old yellow variety ( what a name lol) but heirloom tomatoes are of different colors, sizes, shapes, and flavors.
Upon opening my canned olives, I felt they needed something to spice them up! Luckily, I've some oregano and basil dry herbs in my kitchen. A quick and simple marinating process then started.
Marinating olives makes them more flavorful especially if you are using plain canned olives.
Make sure you choose well your olives especially canned ones.
- Drain the olives and rinse them, put them in a bowl.
- In a jar with a lid, put dry herbs or fresh according to what you have at hand, but dry herbs will add more flavor. Add some salt, pepper, cold-pressed olive oil, and some vinegar; I use apple cider vinegar but you can go with one of your choices.
- Tightly close the jar with a lid. Shake the jar and mix well to make a vinaigrette.
- Pour the vinaigrette on the olives and mix well.
- Cover the olives and leave them to marinate.
- To get the optimal flavor, marinate your olives a day or two before. But for a quick-marinated olive, 2-3 hours will be alright.
How to supreme an orange
This tomato salad recipe calls for orange supremes. It's an easy task, just make sure your knife is well sharpened.
- Clean and wipe your orange, place it on a chopping board.
- With a sharp knife cut the top off.
- Now use the shape of the orange as a guide, cut the skin with your knife to the base of the orange.
- Repeat till the orange is peeled, then cut off the base.
- With the help of the sharp end of your knife, separate the orange "meat" from the membranes…
- You've your orange supreme… now don't throw those membranes, they are a source of fiber and vitamins, squeeze them to get the juice…
This orange vinaigrette is so simple, quick to make, and is deliciously sweet. If it's too much than you need for this tomato salad recipe, then store the remaining for another day, or just be like me… drink it all, I couldn't resist it lol
This heirloom tomato salad is unique, a must-try if you have a chance to get heirloom tomatoes, I know they're not available everywhere.
But hold on! this doesn't mean that you can't enjoy this tomato salad with marinated olives if you don't have heirloom tomatoes!! You can absolutely use classic tomatoes, just make sure they're well riped.
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Tomato salad with marinated olives
- Chopping board
- sharp chef's knife
- small and big bowls
- A small jar with a lid
- 100 grams canned olives
- 1 tbsp oregano & basil dry herbs
- ½ tbsp vinegar
- 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
- pich of salt
- 2 tbsp orange juice
- ½ tbsp vinegar
- pinch sweet paprika
- some grounded pepper
- pinch salt
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
tomato salad with orange
- 1 big yellow heirloom tomato (or any color)
- 2 medium oranges
- sweet paprika for decoration
Let's marinate these olives
- Open and drain your canned olives
- Rinse them and put them in a small bowl
- In a jar with a lid, add all other ingredients and shake to mix well to make vinaigrette.
- Pour the vinaigrette on the olives, mix gently then cover the bowl
- Leave to marinate for about 1 hour
- Squeeze ½ an orange to get about 2 tbsp of juice, more will be okay..
- In a small bowl add the juice, ½ vinegar and the rest of the ingredients
- Whisky well and set a side
Assembling heirloom tomato salad with marinated olives
- Clean and tap dry your heirloom tomatoes
- Cut them according to the lines to get wedges, add these in a big bowl
- Cut the orange and get the supreme ( read the post), bring them in the bowl
- Bring the olives, you might not want to use all, save some for another time.
- Fold everything gently with the orange vinaigrette.
- Let this salad stand for at least 10 minutes so that the flavors can mix well.
- Serve and enjoy. We used these roasted potatoes, you can use bread or just appreciate this heirloom tomato salad on its own.
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- This tomato salad recipe will be super quick if you marinate your olives way ahead
- The longer the marinating time the better.
- Marinated olives can be kept in you fridge up to 10 days in an air-tight jar