When you have a perfectly ripe tomato, less is more. This is a simple salad that lets the tomato shine.
FRESH TOMATO SALAD
1/2 preserved lemon, rinsed, pulp removed and finely diced
fresh chives, mint or basil, finely sliced
Chop tomatoes into bite size pieces. Toss with preserved lemon, fresh herbs, a generous drizzle of olive oil and freshly ground pepper. Let stand several minutes, taste for salt and add if necessary.
COOKS NOTE: Even after rinsing, the preserved lemons are fairly salty and will impart some of that saltiness to the tomatoes. Taste before adding salt.