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Tomato Niçoise Recipe

Make this simple but stellar salad with tomatoes from your CSA share.


  • 1 small shallot, finely diced

  • 2 garlic cloves, grated

  • Salt and pepper

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 8 anchovy fillets, 2 finely chopped and 6 for garnish

  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped black niçoise or oil-cured olives, plus whole olives for garnish

  • 6 small red tomatoes

  • 12 cherry tomatoes

  • 1 tablespoon small capers, rinsed

  • 12 basil leaves


Make the vinaigrette: Put the shallot in a small bowl. Add garlic, salt and pepper and cover with red wine vinegar. Macerate 10 minutes, then whisk in olive oil, chopped anchovy and chopped olives.

Cut each tomato crosswise into 2 thick slices. Place slices on a platter in one layer and season with salt and pepper. Season cherry tomatoes with salt and dress with vinaigrette. Spoon cherry tomatoes and vinaigrette evenly over tomato slices.

Top each tomato slice with half an anchovy filet, then sprinkle with capers. Garnish with basil leaves and whole olives. Serve at cool room temperature.

Recipe from NYT Cooking.


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