Heirloom Tomato Salad with Fried Capers

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Fried Capers

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From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2014

Pairing juicy, sweet summer tomatoes with the salty crunch of fried capers and a mustardy vinaigrette creates the most mouthwatering heirloom tomato salad recipe we've ever had.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon or dill
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons capers, rinsed
  • 2½ pounds heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1-inch wedges
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, mixed colors, halved


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  1. Whisk vinegar, mustard, tarragon (or dill), ½ teaspoon pepper and salt in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in 4 tablespoons oil and continue whisking until well combined.
  2. Pat capers dry thoroughly. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add the capers and cook, stirring occasionally, until light brown, about 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel.
  3. Divide tomato wedges and cherry tomatoes among 8 plates. Drizzle with the vinaigrette and top with the fried capers. Season with pepper.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate vinaigrette (Step 1) for up to 5 days. Bring to room temperature and whisk before using.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 103 calories; 8 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 28 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,510 IU vitamin A; 25 mg vitamin C; 24 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 140 mg sodium; 439 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (42% daily value), Vitamin A (30% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1½ vegetable, 1½ fat

Reviews 1

July 24, 2014
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By: kimberlybethbryant
Loved it!! I made this tonight and it was very good and very easy!! I'm so glad there are leftovers, I can't wait to eat it again!! Pros: Beautiful and flavorful
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