Tomato Slices in Parmesan Herb Dressing

Dressing:
3 garlic cloves
1 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp tarragon or champagne vinegar
juice of one small lemon
1/3 cup grated parmesan
1/2 cup olive oil
a generous handful of mixed herbs, chopped (I used basil, tarragon, and parsley)

Tomatoes:
3 or 4 nice ripe summer tomatoes, sliced in meaty slices
sea salt and freshly ground pepper


To make the dressing:
Put all ingredients except the herbs in a blender or mini food processor and blend until combined. Pour into a small bowl or jar. The herbs should be added just before serving.

To marinate the tomatoes:
Lay the tomatoes in one layer in a large rimmed dish of some sort and pour over enough dressing to cover. Lightly salt and pepper the slices and let them sit at room temperature for at least a half an hour.

These are great on freshly baked bread smeared with butter, layered in cheese sandwiches, or on top of grilled white fish or chicken.

-Kymm, dressing adapted from Edible Tulip