Simple Salad of Tomatoes and Onions with Lemon Caper Dressing

Lemon infused olive oil is good, I mean really good; but what can it be used for?  Well, lemon linguine for one thing, or how about over quinoa,couscous or bulgur wheat, or how about a lemon polenta olive oil cake?

Having been kindly sent a bottle from Italia Regina; an online Italian food company that sources quality ingredients from Italy and delivers them to your door here in the UK, I wondered what I should make.

Tomato and Onion Salad with Lemon Caper Dressing



I was sent both the Lemon-infused Olive Oil from Marchesi along with a bottle of Giuseppe Giusti Balsamic Vinegar.  Italia Regina's delivery service was excellent with the items very well packaged.
I love the bottles so much so I really didn't want to open them; but of course I had to in order to try them!
Since I had some lovely tomatoes in my fridge waiting to be used and I wondered if lemon oil and tomatoes would work. Yes I realise it may be a little surprising but it actually worked well in a Lemon Caper dressing for my simple Tomato and Onion salad.

Italian Balsamic and Lemon Olive Oil


Lemon-infused Olive Oil from Marchesi 
Well now, this is so, so good and at €6.60 a bottle (around £5.70) it's good value for money.  You really don't need a lot of it.  Lovely lemony flavour but it's not too strong, just right.

Giuseppe Giusti Balsamic Vinegar
I think this balsamic vinegar is excellent quality, we all know you can pay silly prices for good balsamic vinegar and it's true you really can tell the difference of a pricey balsamic. But I'd say Giuseppe Giusti is a great price at €12.00 (around £10.50) it is thick in consistency and totally delicious.

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This is so simple there really isn't a proper recipe as the amount you want to make is up to you.

To serve 2 as a side salad you will need:
a handful of mixed baby tomatoes - cut in half
half a red onion - very thinly sliced
freshly chopped flat leaf parsley - leaves only

2 tablespoons of Lemon-infused Olive Oil from Marchesi
pinch of sea salt
pinch of black pepper
a few capers - taken from a jar and rinsed well whether they are in brine or salt you need to rinse them then dry on kitchen paper.

Method:
Put the prepared tomatoes and onions in a bowl.

Mix together the olive oil, capers, sea salt and black pepper.

Pour over the tomatoes and onions then cover with cling film and put into the fridge for at least 30 minutes.  This will enable the flavours to develop.

Remove from the fridge 15 minutes before serving to come to room temperature.  At the last minute add the chopped parsley and give it a stir.

Serve with fresh crusty bread or as a side to grilled chicken, fish or a nice steak.

Tomato and Onion Salad



I'll be back soon with a recipe using the Giuseppe Giusti Balsamic Vinegar.  Meanwhile check out Italia Regina.

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Disclosure: I was sent some products to try. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  I was not required to write anything positive.

Comments

Now this does look so appetizing
I'll be trying this recipe out
prwilson said…
Love cherry tomatoes.
Kim Neville said…
Enjoy eating salads with this combination. Gives it lots of flavour
Tee Simpson said…
Love the colours. Looks yummy

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