Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Starter Salad: Green Tomatoes with Pistachio Relish

Recipe Source:  Food & Wine

1/3 cup salted roasted pistachios, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup very finely chopped shallots
2 tablespoons small capers, rinsed
2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon pink peppercorns, crushed
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
Sea salt
4 Green Zebra or other ripe green heirloom tomatoes, very thinly sliced
Small basil leaves, for garnish
In a jar, combine the pistachios with the shallots, capers, vinegar, sugar, pink peppercorns and the 2 tablespoons of olive oil; season with sea salt. Refrigerate the relish overnight.
Arrange the tomato slices on plates. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Stir the relish and spoon it over the tomatoes. Garnish with basil leaves and serve.
Tip:  The relish can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

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