salade de tomates

I always had this as a child, my parents lived in Paris when they were young, and came back with lots of recipes, so french food is comfort food to me. This is very nice with just crusty bread, or as a side dish to a risotto or pizzetta.

Serves 2.

Ingredients:
300g approx. of large-ish tomatoes
1 small red onion, very finely chopped
Small bunch of basil, finely chopped
Small bunch of parsley, finely chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon sherry or white wine vinegar
1-2 tablespoon maple syrup
1 crushed clove of garlic (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

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How:
Very thinly slice the tomatoes and lay them on a plate overlapping each other in a circle and sprinkle the red onion over the top.
Mix together the olive oil, Dijon mustard, vinegar, maple syrup with the garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste and pour over tomatoes.
Let them sit for an hour or until needed, to let the flavours develop.
When ready to serve add the basil and parsley.

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