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Delmonico's Sliced Tomato Salad



SLICED TOMATO SALAD
with Herb Vinaigrette, Red Onions, and Maytag Blue Cheese
Delmonico's Steakhouse Restaurant Recipe

3 large vine ripened tomatoes, each cut into 4 thick slices
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup Herb Vinaigrette,  (recipe follows)
12 (1/8 inch) slices red onion, or sweet onions
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, recommended: Maytag

Place the tomatoes in a large bowl and season on both sides with the salt and pepper. Add 2 tablespoons of the herb vinaigrette and toss lightly to coat.

Place 1 tomato slice on each of 4 salad plates and top with 1 onion slice. Repeat layering for 3 layers each of tomatoes and onions, ending with onions on top. Crumble 2 tablespoons of the cheese on top of each stack, drizzle with the vinaigrette. Serves 4.

Herb Vinaigrette:
1 tablespoon Champagne vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh orange juice
3/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon fresh lime juice
3/4 teaspoon fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup chopped assorted herbs, including thyme, parsley, chives and basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Combine the vinegar, and orange, lemon, lime, and grapefruit juices in a medium bowl and whisk together. Add the vegetable and olive oils in a slow stream, whisking constantly to form an emulsion. Add the herbs, salt, and pepper, and whisk well to incorporate. Makes 1 1/4 cups.



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