An Easy Breakfast: Fresh Tomato Salad with Scallions & Camembert

Assorted salads have always been my favorite kind of dishes. Though they might not make the most impressive entrées for a large dinner, they are nonetheless always delicious, and eating fresh helps a lonely bachelor like myself keep his figure trim.

I think the thing that I like most about salads though, besides their healthiness, is the creativity they inspire. Finding new ways to combine the ingredients that are currently in season at market, or one simply has lying around is always a fun little game. The possible combinations are endless, and therefore, so is the number of potentially resulting delicacies. Even more importantly, fresh salads are a great way to introduce yourself to new flavors, and how they mix with one another. As ingredients often show their truest colors in their raw state, the fresh salad is an excellent experimental palette.

I make these mixed fresh salads so often, that my sister recommended to me I start a restaurant chain called “The Salad Hovel,” partly because I make this sort of thing all the time, and partly on account of the refugee-like ingenuinty with which I’ve so far been able to deftly combine heretofore unmatched ingredients. Maybe one day the hovel will be erected, but for now, I will just share with you all from here.

This salad was my breakfast this morning, and came together from a simple mix of what was ripe in the garden, and what was scavageable in my fridge and cupboard. It really turned out deliciously well, and made for a sunny-colored, healthy, tasty start to sunny Thursday.

Fresh Tomato Salad with Scallions and Camembert

  • 3 ripe yellow or orange tomatoes
  • half a bunch of scallions
  • about a 4 inch wedge of cold Camembert cheese (substitute Brie if you like)
  • A hearty Splash of extra virgin olive oil
  • a capful of red wine vinegar

Slice the tomatoes into small wedges. Slice the scallions thinly. Cube the Camembert into about half to one inch cubes. Keeping the cheese cold makes it easier to cube properly, as cream style cheeses like Brie and Camembert get very viscously gooey and melty even at room temperature.

Toss all of the ingredients together, and wash it all down with a little mango-black tea. Then, pause, take a breath, and enjoy the beginning of your day.

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One Response to “An Easy Breakfast: Fresh Tomato Salad with Scallions & Camembert”

  1. Martha Says:

    Salad hovel for sure. It looks delicious. Bravo mikit. Xxxxx

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