Macerated Tomato Salad Recipe

Lightly macerating the tomatoes releases some of their juices, helping in creating a simple dressing.

by Magnus Reid
Sep 12 2017, 11:00pm

Servings: 4
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes


1/4 cup capers, rinsed
6 vine-ripe or heirloom tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 shallot, thinly sliced
1 bunch sorrel, leaves picked
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


In a large bowl, toss the capers, olive oil, vinegar, tomatoes, sorrel, shallot, salt, and pepper. Using your hands, lightly squeeze the tomatoes to gently macerate them. Transfer to a serving platter and enjoy immediately!