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Are you looking for a great veggie starter for your next summer party? Then do try out my tomato tartare recipe: fancy looking but so easy to make in advance!

Tomato Tartare with Fresh Basil

Are you looking for a great veggie starter for your next summer party? Then do try out my tomato tartare recipe: fancy looking but so easy to make in advance!

Course Appetizer, Starter
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2 people
Calories per serving 182 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ⅓ lbs fresh tomatoes (600 g), very ripe
  • a handful fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tbsp onion chopped
  • good quality olive oil
  • red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp capers in brine chopped
  • garlic powder
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Make a little cross incision in the tomatoes.
    Looking for a great veggie starter for your next summer party? Then try my tomato tartare: fancy looking but so easy to make in advance!
  2. Bring a pan of water to a boil, then add the tomatoes to the hot water.
    Looking for a great veggie starter for your next summer party? Then try my tomato tartare: fancy looking but so easy to make in advance!
  3. Then turn the heat off and let the tomatoes poach in the water for 25 to 30 seconds. Then with a slotted spoon, remove the tomatoes and refresh them under cold running tap water until cooled down fully. With a sharp knife peel the tomatoes, starting where you made a little cross.
    Looking for a great veggie starter for your next summer party? Then try my tomato tartare: fancy looking but so easy to make in advance!
  4. Then chop them into 4 chunks and remove the seeds. Divide the tomato meat into 2 parts. Chop one half roughly.
    Looking for a great veggie starter for your next summer party? Then try my tomato tartare: fancy looking but so easy to make in advance!
  5. Pour a little olive oil in a non-stick pan, season with a tiny pinch of garlic powder, pepper and salt and place the pan over medium heat. Then add the tomato paste and the roughly chopped tomato.
    Looking for a great veggie starter for your next summer party? Then try my tomato tartare: fancy looking but so easy to make in advance!
  6. Gently fry the tomato for 3 to 4 minutes until it starts to soften.
    Looking for a great veggie starter for your next summer party? Then try my tomato tartare: fancy looking but so easy to make in advance!
  7. Then take the pan off the heat and let the tomato cool down. Dice the remaining fresh tomatoes. Once the fried tomato is cold, add the diced tomato.
    Looking for a great veggie starter for your next summer party? Then try my tomato tartare: fancy looking but so easy to make in advance!
  8. Add the chopped onion, capers and basil. Also add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a teaspoon of vinegar.
    Looking for a great veggie starter for your next summer party? Then try my tomato tartare: fancy looking but so easy to make in advance!
  9. Stir and add extra pepper or salt to taste. Then put the mixture in the fridge to chill for an hour. Right before serving drain any water that has formed around the tartare. Divide the tartare over plates. Drizzle with olive oil and finish with a few drops of vinegar. Serve chilled.

    Are you looking for a great veggie starter for your next summer party? Then do try out my tomato tartare recipe: fancy looking but so easy to make in advance!