It’s a big call, but if I could only pick one tomato salad to eat all summer, this would be the one. Thick slices of juicy tomatoes and strips of roasted capsicum are topped with a Spanish-inspired tomato and sherry vinegar dressing. This is high summer on a plate!
2 large red capsicums
2 large yellow capsicums
2 medium, ripe tomatoes
¾ teaspoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
2 cloves garlic, crushed
¼ cup olive oil
sea salt and ground pepper
800 grams assorted tomatoes, e.g., large beefsteak, heirloom, cherry stracciatella or mozzarella in whey, drained, optional
Preheat the oven to 180°C fan bake.
Put the capsicums in a baking dish and roast until tender but not collapsing, about 25 minutes. Remove from the oven, cover with a tea towel and cool. Peel and de-seed, then slice thickly.
Dressing: Halve the tomatoes and scoop out the seeds. Grate the flesh on the large holes of a box grater into a shallow bowl, discarding the skin. You should have about ½ cup. Whisk in the paprika, vinegar, garlic and oil and season well.
To serve: Arrange the tomatoes and capsicums on a platter and spoon over the dressing. Top with stracciatella or mozzarella, if using.