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Tomato Salad with Kiwi and Crunchy Capers

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The combination of tomatoes, kiwi and crisp fried capers might sound odd, but it worked like a charm. I use a mix of dark coloured heirloom tomato and regular grape and cherry tomatoes, but any quality tomatoes will work just as fine. Feel free to throw in some avocado for an extra boost of potassium. The salad is light, fresh and full of flavour. Serve it as an appetizer or as an accompaniment to meat.

  • 50 g Capers, rinsed and patted dry
  • 3 tbsp Avocado oil for frying
  • 300 g Dark coloured tomatoes, sliced (or heirloom tomato of your choice)
  • 100 g Grape tomatoes, halved
  • 100 g Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 Kiwi, ripe yet firm, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Fresh lime, zested and juiced
  • Celtic grey sea salt
  • Freshly milled black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Tarragon, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Eextra virgin olive oil
  1. Drain the brined capers, rinse and pat dry with a paper towel. Heat avocado oil in a small saucepan or skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add in capers and fry, swirling the pan gently, until golden brown. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the capers to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Set aside to cool briefly before using.
  2. Place the sliced tomato, lime juice, sea salt and black pepper in a large bowl and gently toss to combine. Arrange tomatoes and kiwi on a large patter and divide into two plates.
  3. Sprinkle crispy capers over the salad. Top with chopped tarragon and drizzle with olive oil to serve.

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Claudia 7/4/21 06:32

Che bel piatto particolare; mi piace molto il sapore di questi pomodori scuri, hanno un sapore per me particolare, non ho mai pensato di abbinarli al kiwi. Bravissima
Buona giornata

Iwona 7/4/21 07:26

Interesting combination of ingredients :) Have a great day :)

DEZMOND 7/4/21 09:32

That dark tomato looks so lovely. Sadly, we only get some nasty plastic tomato here because they import the horrid ones instead of serving us our beautiful, fragrant domestic tomatoes. I've read somewhere that while they were trying to genetically enhance the resistance and shape of the tomatoes, the producers lost its taste gene and that is why it tastes like plastic these days. When I was a kid we had a farm and my fave was yellow tomato.

Angie's Recipes 7/4/21 10:04

@DEZMOND The tomatoes here are not better. For good tomatoes, I actually had to pay almost twice as much. A sad reality...I used to grow my own tomatoes..smaller, the taste was much more intensive and had a sour tang sweet taste. My husband can't really tell the difference and I don't eat salads or I don't bother any more.

Nancy Chan 7/4/21 10:49

Beautiful salad. I have not seen dark tomatoes. Delicious combination.

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 7/4/21 12:22

perfect for summer months and with my vegan diet these is delicious and a nice new recipe for me! thanks

Tom 7/4/21 12:59

...a tasty looking salad, the dark red tomatoes are wonderful.

rodzinatestuje 7/4/21 14:03

Very prescription! I don't eat anything in a kiwi tomato sauce. I have to try :)

rodzinatestuje 7/4/21 14:05

Great river! It looks very nice to me. That's a great idea to present :)

Martha 7/4/21 14:15

What a perfect and gorgeous springtime meal. Those tomatoes are beautiful!

Kitchen Riffs 7/4/21 15:21

I would never have thought of this combo, but I can see why it works. Really outstanding blend of flavors! Terrific salad -- thanks.

Debra Eliotseats 7/4/21 15:58

Those are some beautiful tomatoes, Angie! Real heirlooms. I've never had crunchy capers but I love them so will give this a try!!!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 7/4/21 17:24

I love those dark tomatoes and they're one of my favorite types to grow in the summer. Beautiful tomato salad and love the combination of ingredients!

judee 7/4/21 17:29

I really love the dark heirloom tomatoes. The combination does sound somewhat odd, but I'm sure it tasted great.

Marissa 7/4/21 17:31

This is the kind of salad I could eat every day when tomatoes are in season. So good! And love those crispy capers for that salty, briny, pop of flavor.

Brian 7/4/21 18:14

That looks totally yummy and such a nice presentation too!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida 7/4/21 23:43

This is such an unusual combination, at least from what I’m accustomed to, but it sounds delicious. I love the idea of crispy capers. I like capers a lot, but I’ve never had them any way other than straight from the jar. I’m going to try this.

J.P. Alexander 8/4/21 04:52

Gracias por la receta adoro las ensaladas. Te mando un beso

speedy70 8/4/21 08:48

Mi picce molto la frutta in insalata, brava!!!

Pedro 8/4/21 10:59

Rich salad and original dressing.
I love tomato. Here in Spain we're lucky cos we've excellent tomatoes at good prices.
G'day mate!

Sherry's Pickings 8/4/21 14:34

this is such an interesting and unusual and colourful salad angie! and so pretty. i had to laugh when i saw it had 2 kiwi! they are flightless birds as you would know, or folk from NZ. from my point of view (and probably most aussies and Kiwis - the people not the birds) you have to say kiwi fruit. i've never really understood why people would leave out the important word. sorry i'm being pedantic. just ignore me!

Tanza Erlambang 8/4/21 14:37

"dark coloured heirloom tomato" looks interesting.... never saw it.

great combination of salads ... healthy and yummy.

Eva Taylor 8/4/21 16:46

What a beautiful salad, love the addition of kiwi, so creative. Looks like the perfect salad for a summer-time luncheon.

Angie's Recipes 8/4/21 17:06

@Sherry's Pickings Kiwi fruit..I will keep that in mind, Sherry :-))

Jeff the Chef 8/4/21 18:47

What an unusual combination! Yes, please! I love capers.

bread&salt 8/4/21 22:38

Woow tomatoes and kiwi combination is really interesting. I love both of them. I am sure it must be delicious. Presentation is beautiful. Have a wonderful day.

Josiah DIY Thrill 9/4/21 02:05

This salad looks so fresh and delicious, perfect for Spring!

Marcelle 9/4/21 06:13

This salad is so creative and it's beautiful! Fantastic combination of flavors too, Angie. So wonderful for summer fruit and ripe tomatoes! I've Pinned this one!! 😍

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 9/4/21 07:13

A really unusual combination of flavours, and whilst I am not altogether sure about adding the capers, I would definitely include the avocado, which is one of my favourites.

Thanks for sharing and as always, presentation is everything and yours is lovely! :)

[Reply] 9/4/21 17:32

what a unique and unexpected combo!

Easyfoodsmith 11/4/21 09:08

What a lovely produce and you did complete justice to it. So good!

foodtravelandwine 12/4/21 00:40

The picture is fantastic! looks a yummy combination!...I like the idea of combining tomatoes with kiwi!......Abrazotes, Marcela

tigerfish 12/4/21 23:32

I am waiting for tomato season to start here, and my favorite is always those dark-colored heirloom tomatoes.

Raymund 14/4/21 03:03

Ohhh never had thought of using Kiwis this way, love this recipe

Evi @ greenevi 15/4/21 18:16

Wow, what a super creative combination! Never thought of using kiwi in a savory salad!


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