Tomato salad with tarragon lemon zest and capers

People often bemoan the fact that today's tomatoes are tasteless. Well, a good thing about working with something that is arguably not very tasty is that it can act as a sponge for other, stronger flavors. If you do have flavorful tomatoes on hand, that can only be a bonus.

Serves 4 1 Mix together all the ingredients in a glass or ceramic bowl.

Prep time: 20 minutes

2 Let stand for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to blend, 6 ripe tomatoes, about 1lb then serve as a side salad. This works particularly well with

(450g), peeled, seeded, and grilled fish or chicken. cut into strips 2 tbsp coarsely chopped tarragon 2 tbsp capers in brine, drained, rinsed, and finely chopped 2 tsp grated lemon zest 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, or more to taste

Works well with

Beefsteak (pp52-63) Plum (pp64-73)

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