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What main course to make to accompany a tomato salad?

jstarr Jul 9, 2012 12:08 PM

I have a bounty of fresh tomatoes that I'm planning on making a tomato salad with. Can anyone recommend any meat or seafood dishes to make to accompany this (Chicken, Beef, Pork or Seafood)?


  1. pinehurst Jul 9, 2012 12:29 PM

    Hi there!

    What kind of ingredients will be in your salad?

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    1. re: pinehurst
      jstarr Jul 9, 2012 12:33 PM

      Italian style tomato salad, or maybe a tomato cucumber salad.

      If it's Italian style, I'd do basil and mozz.

    2. chowser Jul 9, 2012 12:31 PM

      Crab cakes.

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        escondido123 Jul 9, 2012 12:34 PM

        Pasta with clams using lots of parsley, garlic, lemon zest and olive oil but no flour. Very fresh and a nice counterpoint to the tomatoes.

        1. pinehurst Jul 9, 2012 12:49 PM

          I would love a nice flank steak, grilled simply and maybe some couscous or new potatoes with that...your salad sounds nice!

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          1. re: pinehurst
            jjjrfoodie Jul 9, 2012 01:26 PM

            I agree with pinehurst.

            I'm up to me arse with tomatoes and basil.

            I suggest a grilled flat iron or flank steak cooked to medium rare and I often do a side of pesto pasta just to keep the basil at bay.

            Typical pesto pasta with pine nuts, basil, salt, pepper, garlic and EVOO and hanger steak with a cumin, cilatnro, garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and lime juice as a quick marinade.


            Heaven for me.

          2. rabaja Jul 9, 2012 01:57 PM

            We've been having tomato salads almost every night lately. Sometimes with basil and mozzarella, sometimes with corn and cucumbers, sometimes with just a little salt.
            To me, it goes with everything, especially since we are also grilling so much right now. We've had it with bbq chicken, steaks, hamburgers, lamb chops...we will probably have it again tonight with more chicken, and later this week with fish.

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              valerie Jul 9, 2012 05:04 PM

              Another vote for grilled flank steak.

              Or roast chicken.

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