Tomato Coulis Picnic Appetizer or Salad Recipe

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Tomato Coulis Picnic Appetizer or Salad

From Dorothy McNett's recipes at This is a wonderful sauce to use as a garnish or drizzle over fresh greens for a salad. I love it with smoked salmon and/or cooked bacon to serve as an appetizer.

3-4 fresh nice ripe tomatoes
1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar, or lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon, or several fresh tarragon leaves
2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
lots of fresh local greens
smoked salmon, or whatever you choose (crispy cooked bacon is great too!)
sea salt, as desired
carrot sticks, celery sticks, sliced radishes

Remove the stem end and core from tomatoes. Quarter them and then whirl them in food processor to puree. Pour through a mesh strainer to remove seeds, if desired, but is not necessary to remove them. (Coulis is usually very smooth, with little texture.) Whisk the vinegar or lemon juice, tarragon and olive oil into the tomato puree. Drizzle sauce over serving plates and arrange the salmon or greens and serve along with the carrot and celery sticks and sliced radishes. Or, toss everything together in a large salad bowl and serve! You may wish to sprinkle with a bit of coarse sea salt, as desired.

Recipe created 2011-08-29.

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