Recipe by evelyn/athens
Tomato-feta relish from Palomino. Recipe (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times / September 29, 2011)
Top Review by threeovens
This was delicious and sort of cheesy! Maybe that's because I like cheese to be a subtle addition. I made this with fresh tomatoes. I wasn't sure how to crush them, so I just chopped them super-small, like I would mince garlic. I was sure to scrape all the juice into the bowl.
- 1 (14 ounce) canwhole tomatoes with juice, crushed by hand with juice
- 1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil, julienned
- 2 tablespoons kalamata olives, pitted and coarsely chopped (several olives)
- 1 tablespoon red onion, finely diced
- 2 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- ciabatta, sliced, for serving
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large bowl, stir together the crushed tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, salt, basil, chopped olives, onion, feta and red wine vinegar. Cover and refrigerate overnight to give the flavors time to marry. Stir again and taste, adjusting the seasonings and flavorings, if desired, before serving. Serve with sliced ciabatta bread.
- Note: Adapted from Palomino Restaurant in Westwood. The recipe can be made using fresh tomatoes. Substitute a generous pound (about 7) of plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and crushed with juice.