Friday, November 20, 2009

Salata de rosii - Tomato salad

Ridiculously simple, and yet this is one of my favourite dishes in the whole wide world. It is as good with breakfast (to accompany an omelette, for example) as it is with dinner. For some reason, I'm used to arranging it on a plate when I make it for breakfast, and more typically jumble it up in a medium-sized salad bowl when having it for other meals.

There's really nothing to it. Cut the tomato into wedges, arrange them around the plate, decorate with onion slices (yes, even for breakfast!), crumbled feta cheese (the fattier, the better), and olives. A drizzle of olive oil and a shake of salt and pepper, and you're done.

The hard part is really picking the tomatoes. Try to find some with taste. This kind of salad is not even worth making in winter with supermarket tomatoes.


Mihaela said...

My favorite salad in the whole wide world too!!! But I don't put feta cheese in it though and I chop the ingredients in very little pieces. I find this enhances the flavour. I like having in the tablespoon little pieces of everything in the salad.
I eat this salad all summer long, absolutely everyday and it's true that it all comes down to the quality and flavour of the tomatoes. Romanian tomatoes grown by peasants are absolutely amasing.