The love for tomatoes came late in life for me, although my mom tried every trick in the book to let me enjoy fresh tomato; sprinkled with salt and pepper, dipped in sugar.. just didn't like them. Baked yes, grilled fine, sauce great but fresh, eaten like you would eat an apple? No thank you.
It's different now. I even make fresh tomato salsa!
fresh ripe tomatoes, diced
onion, chopped fairly small
olive oil/lemon flavoured olive oil
pinch of cumin
cilantro (fresh or lightly roasted seeds)
salt and pepper
aleppo pepper flakes (or any fresh chili, handle with care!)
No quantities, it was an instant idea and I just went ahead with it. I added some shredded basil leaves, some fresh chopped parsley and chives, because they were there in my windowsill staring at me... oh and the ripe red strawberries of course. Just a couple, quartered.
Absolutely something to do again, so simple but good!
This is another one for Ruby Tuesday.