With this easy tomato salad, more is more--so if you want, go wild with an outrageous selection of tomatoes. Look for big gnarly tomatoes, plum-shaped varieties, smooth or peach-fuzzed skins, zebra stripes, not to mention the miniatures at the summer farmers' market. All the visual variation means you'll get a range of flavors as well.

Nora Singley
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2018

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Recipe Summary

active:
35 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

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  • Toss tomatoes, 2 tablespoons oil, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Let stand for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  • Meanwhile, toss bread with 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon pepper on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until browned on the edges, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Combine tarragon, basil, Parmesan, hazelnuts, garlic and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Add the remaining 5 tablespoons oil and pulse until just combined, with a rough texture.

  • Gently stir the pesto and croutons into the tomatoes. Serve the tomato salad with watercress.

Nutrition Facts

233 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 14.8g 5% DV; dietary fiber 2.8g 11% DV; sugars 3.4g; fat 17.8g 27% DV; saturated fat 2.7g 14% DV; cholesterol 2.9mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 1959.9IU 39% DV; vitamin c 26.3mg 44% DV; folate 44.8mcg 11% DV; calcium 120.7mg 12% DV; iron 1.1mg 6% DV; magnesium 43mg 15% DV; potassium 482.6mg 14% DV; sodium 352.6mg 14% DV.