All-American Cherry Tomato Salad
You'll never guess how we doubled the tomato flavor. (Hint: Waste note, want not.)
Why This Recipe Works
Tossing the quartered cherry tomatoes with salt and letting them sit drew out their excess moisture, preventing our All-American Cherry Tomato Salad from suffering a watery fate. When we reduced the excess tomato juice and simmered it with vinegar and a shallot, its concentrated flavor made a potent base for the vinaigrette and gave our All-American Cherry Tomato Salad a double tomato flavor. Cubing the cheddar cheese so that it was the same size as a quartered cherry tomato ensured equal amounts of these ingredients in every bite.