On Line Cookbook

Fresh Tomato Napoleon

Recipe Information

Serves/Makes:4 servings

  • 4 medium-sized fresh tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml). olive oil
  • 1-1/2 tbsp (20 ml). lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml). powdered mustard
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml). salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml). sugar
  • 1/8 tsp (1 ml). fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 cups (950 ml) mixture of torn baby lettuces or other bite-sized salad greens
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) crumbled goat or feta cheese (about 2 oz (56 grm).)
  • Use tomatoes held at room temperature until fully ripe.
  • Cut a thin slice from the bottom of each tomato and discard.
  • Cut remaining tomatoes (horizontally) into four slices each and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk oil, lemon juice, mustard, salt and sugar until well-blended.
  • In a medium bowl, toss greens with about 1 tbsp (15 ml). of the dressing.
  • On each of four plates, place a bottom tomato slice.
  • Sprinkle lightly with cheese and greens.
  • Repeat layering three more times ending with the top tomato slice.
  • Drizzle with remaining dressing.
Serve as an appetizer or salad course. This dish is as beautiful as it is delicious!