Today's 3-ingredient small bite comes from Olga Massov, a self-proclaimed finance geek by day and the cook behind Sassy Radish on the evenings and weekends. A native Russian, Olga mixes traditional Russian fare (herring, pelmeni, and cabbage) and all-American treats like bourbon and barbecue.
Everyone's got a childhood favorite salad, and here is mine. Growing up in Russia, we had no choice but to eat seasonally, and only had this salad at the height of the tomato season. I remember making this for myself as a child—three ingredients made it so simple and absolutely perfect. Tomato, onion, sour cream. I could have eaten tubs of this salad—it was so refreshing.
I always think of kids who don't like to eat vegetables when I eat this salad. Put this in front of them–and watch the salad vanish before your eyes. If you want to be even healthier (a spoon of sour cream won't kill you, and it will probably help you absorb the nutrients in the vegetables), you can use Greek-style yogurt instead of the sour cream. Either way, you will have a winning dish, celebrating the best of the season!
Tomato Onion Salad
4 to 5 heirloom tomoatoes, ripe and fragrant
1/2 medium red onion
1 tablespoon sour cream or Greek-style yogurt
Slice your tomatoes into thick wedges and your onion into slivers. Add sour cream, and mix well to combine. Season with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.
Find more of Olga's recipes at Sassy Radish.
(image and recipe courtesy of Olga Massov)