Teruel is a city in the produce-rich region of Aragon in Spain. This salad is stunning on its own or as a side dish served with grilled fish or chicken. This is an end-of-summer favorite in our family.
3 very large ripe garden tomatoes, cut into 1/2″ thick slices (you can also use large cherry tomatoes, quartered)
1/3 cup XV olive oil
1/4 cup sherry wine vinegar or red wine vinegar
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion or scallion
2 tbs. drained capers
2 tbs. minced fresh parsley
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried basil, crumbled between your fingers
1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
Fresh parsley as a garnish (optional)
Arrange tomatoes in a single layer in a shallow dish. Combine oil and the next eight ingredients in a medium mixing bowl, whisking to blend well.
Spoon the dressing over the tomatoes. Cover and marinate in the fridge for at least three hours. Divide tomatoes among four plates. Spoon dressing over each. Garnish with parsley if desired and serve immediately.