Bring Home the Bacon Tomato Salad

Published August 1, 2005.

Why this recipe works:

When developing our Bring Home the Bacon Tomato Salad recipe, we discovered a few rules to follow when pairing tomatoes with different dressings and ingredients. Acidic tomatoes nicely complement rich ingredients like bacon or avocado, while sweet tomatoes tone down the sharpness of onions or… read more

When developing our Bring Home the Bacon Tomato Salad recipe, we discovered a few rules to follow when pairing tomatoes with different dressings and ingredients. Acidic tomatoes nicely complement rich ingredients like bacon or avocado, while sweet tomatoes tone down the sharpness of onions or peppery greens. Yellow and orange tomatoes are typically the sweetest tomatoes. Green tomatoes—not to be confused with unripe tomatoes—are usually the most acidic. To hasten ripening, store tomatoes in a sealed paper bag. Never refrigerate a tomato; the cold destroys valuable flavor components.

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Serves 4

Drain the bacon on paper towels after it is cooked to keep any extra bacon fat from diluting the dressing once the salad is mixed.

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