Summer Tomato Salad

tomato herb salad
Summer Tomato Salad with fresh herbs and garlic croutons
Recipe By: Chefs Anne and David Gingrass
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  • Croutons:
    • 4 slices Sour dough bread
    • 2 Tbl Virgin olive oil
    • 1 clove Fresh garlic, peeled
  • Herb dressing:
    • 1/2 clove Fresh garlic, peeled
    • 1 each Salted anchovies - soaked in water for 30 minutes and rinsed
    • 1/2 cup Virgin olive oil
    • 2 Tbls Parsley, chopped fine (amount after chopping for all herbs)
    • 2 Tbls Chervil, chopped fine
    • 2 Tbls Chives, chopped fine
    • 2 Tbls Basil leaves, chopped fine
  • Tomato salad:
    • 3 lbs Assorted varieties and colors of tomatoes
    • 1/2 pint Cherry tomatoes


Prepare the garlic croutons by brushing the bread on both sides with olive oil, then toasting. After toasting, rub the bread lightly with the garlic clove and set aside.

Prepare the herb dressing for the tomatoes by pounding the garlic clove with the anchovies in a mortar and pestle until smooth. Combine with the chopped herbs, oil and season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Slice the tomatoes and stem the cherry tomatoes then toss in the herb dressing . Arrange the slices in a stack on top of the crouton. Drizzle the herb dressing over the tomato slices and around the plate and sprinkle the cherry tomatoes and picked herb leaves around as a garnish.

Additional Notes

to taste Salt and black pepper
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