The perfect summer snack.
My cousin Arianna whipped up this delicious simple salad for me this week, complete with fresh basil from her garden. The secret to a succulent tomato salad, according to Papou, is salt. He would slice up tomatoes from their garden at the lake and season them with a generous "pinch" of sea salt, letting them marinate to bring out the flavor of the fruit. Try this recipe for an easy summer side dish or mid-afternoon bite.
- Handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
- Avocado, cubed
- Drizzle of seasoned olive oil (She uses The Olive and the Grape from Cleveland, OH)
- Sprinkle of hemp seeds
- Pinch of salt
- Fresh basil, torn
Place tomatoes in a bowl and salt generously. Add avocado. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle hemp seeds and top with fresh basil.