We make this very regularly for a quick lunch side as an alternative to a fat fueled salad (although this tasty dish is full of healthy fats as well 😉)
It’s also a great way to incorporate fresh herbs for an extra nutrient boost 💪🏻
Like with the others, this recipe can be scaled up to feed as many mouths as you need but for one person you need:
1) 1-2 large tomatoes 🍅
On the vine work well but heirloom tomatoes are also a tasty option and usually contain a superior nutrient profile and are less likely to be genetically modified (plus they look so pretty). Alternatively you could use smaller cocktail tomatoes and slice those in half but I prefer the thinly sliced larger tomatoes.
2) high quality extra virgin olive oil 🫒ours tastes so rich and buttery, such a treat
You can also check out this post to learn more about alternative oils
3) green onion to taste (usually one stalk) 🧅
4) fresh herbs like basil, chives or parsley 🌿
5) granulated garlic 🧄
6) sea salt flakes and black pepper 🧂
To make, thinly slice the tomatoes and the green onions and put them in a small bowl 🥣
Finely the herbs and add them to the bowl.
Next, add the salt, pepper and garlic powder and drizzle everything with ample olive oil 👩🏻🍳
Lastly, carefully toss the salad prior to serving. The tomato juices, oil and salt will create a super yummy umami dressing. If you want to be extra fancy and can tolerate it, add a spritz of balsamic vinegar 😉