Clay's Kitchen : Salad and Salad Dressing Recipes

Salad and Salad Dressing Recipes

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Roman Summer Salad

Recipe By: Giada De Laurentiis
Servings: 4

1 cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup pitted green and black olives, halved
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
3 anchovy fillets, drained and chopped
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
8 fresh basil leaves, shredded
½ teaspoonsfreshly ground black pepper
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pounds vine-ripened tomatoes (about 3 tomatoes)

Cook the balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over low heat until thick, syrupy, and measuring ¼ cup, about 20 minutes. Set aside to cool. Combine the olives, parsley, anchovies, capers, garlic, basil, pepper, and olive oil in a small bowl and toss to combine. To serve, slice the tomatoes into ¼-inch thick rounds and place, slightly overlapping, on a serving plate. Spoon the olive and parsley mixture over the tomatoes. Drizzle the reduced balsamic over the salad and serve.


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