Tomato Salad

Sometimes I need a bit of Summer in Winter. A splash of red in my meal can do the trick, especially when it’s not a sauce. Tomato salad is easily my favorite. It’s easy to dress up with fresh herbs and cheeses or lemon juice and/or vinegar, but I like it best at its simplest.

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Ingredients:

4-5 medium tomatoes cut into wedges or large dice
2-3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
few grinds black pepper

Directions:

Mix together gently and allow to sit for at least fifteen minutes. Serve cold or at room temperature.

 

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Shawna Ayoub

Shawna Ayoub is an essayist, fiction writer, poet and instructor with an MFA in creative writing from Indiana University. Some of her work has been published in The Manifest-Station, Role Reboot, [wherever], The Huffington Post, The Oxford Review and Exit 7. Her writing explores the intersections of race, place and survivorship. She writes with honesty about her own experience in order to transform pain.

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