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Heirloom Tomato Salad
Total:
1 hr 10 min
Active:
1 hr 10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Advanced
Total:
1 hr 10 min
Active:
1 hr 10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Advanced

Ingredients

Tomato Juice Vinaigrette (Jason's recipe):
Crunchy Nuts (Jason's recipe):
Tomatoes (Matthew's recipe):
Arugula Salad (Rusty's Recipe):

Directions

For the tomato juice vinaigrette: Toss the jalapeno with oil to coat and some salt. Grill or dry roast in a small skillet, turning often, until toasted, 3 minutes. Halve, seed and dice small.

Combine the jalapenos, shallots and mint in a medium bowl and toss. Add the vinegar, oil, tomato juice, sugar and some salt and pepper and whisk to combine.

For the crunchy nuts: Toss the pecans with the oil, chili powder and salt and pour into a small skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring often so the nuts don't burn, until toasted, 3 to 4 minutes. When done, chop slightly.

For the tomatoes: Carefully flame the tomatoes with a hand torch to remove the skins. Thinly slice and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons pepper, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, the lemon zest, lime zest and olive oil.

Heat a grill pan to medium-high heat. Grill the peach quarters, flesh-side down, for 3 minutes.

For the arugula salad: Combine the arugula, sun-dried tomatoes, radishes, beets, turnips and basil in a bowl. Dress with the vinaigrette and toss.

To serve: Arrange the tomatoes on a plate, with the arugula salad alongside. Scatter the tomatoes with peaches and dollops of ricotta, and sprinkle with nuts.

This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. It has not been tested for home use.

Propane gas torches are highly flammable and should be kept away from heat, open flame and prolonged exposure to sunlight. They should be used only in well-ventilated areas. Follow torch manufacturer's instructions for use.

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