The tastes in this salad are dazzling. Thick slices of garden tomato are doused with cumin, fennel seed, and chili pepper infused oil, and then sprinkled with cilantro.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 4 large tomatoes, sliced
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon fennel seed
- 1 dried red chile pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- salt and pepper to taste
Arrange tomato slices on a platter; sprinkle with lime juice.
Warm oil in a small pan over moderate heat. Add cumin, fennel and chili pepper; cook for 30 seconds. Remove from heat, discard pod and cool.
Spoon seasoned oil over tomatoes, sprinkle with cilantro, salt and pepper.