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Halifax’s growing season continues to surprise me, if only because local strawberries are still in their prime come the end of September!  I was looking for an excuse to cook something savoury with them, when I happened upon some fishcakes in the grocery store.  The fishmonger recommended I pair it with a salsa, so, inspired, I decided to marry the strawberries with cherry yellow tomatoes and balsamic.

Gems from Halifax's market: strawberries, yellow cherry tomatoes, and kale.

The sweet cherry yellow tomatoes looked and tasted beautiful contrasted to the strawberries.  The balsamic only further deepened the flavours, while the slightly bitter cilantro piqued the salad.  My one complaint?  Against the bold flavours of the salad, the fishcake, which had too much potato and too little cod, was lost in the mix.  Next time, I’ll have to attempt my own!

If you put the balsamic glaze in a bottle, you can go wild decorating your plate!

Strawberry Tomato Salad with a Balsamic Glaze

(serves 1 strawberry and cherry tomato lover)

 

Ingredients:

About a dozen strawberries, hulled and quartered

About a dozen yellow cherry tomatoes, quartered

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

1 shallot, finely diced

1 tablespoon balsamic reduction (you can buy balsamic vinegar already reduced at superstores, or make your own by boiling balsamic for a few minutes)

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Toss all the ingredients together. Adjust the strawberry,cherry, and balsamic proportion if desired.  Bon appetit!

– Catherine

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