Caprese Salad with Kumato and Basil Vinaigrette

Caprese Salad with Kumato and Basil Vinaigrette Follow Me on Pinterest

Caprese Salad with Kumato and Basil Vinaigrette

When I was walking through the produce section, this morning, I saw these brown tomatoes called Kumato. Honestly, I’d never heard of brown tomatoes before or Kumato’s so I just had to buy some to see what all the fuss was about.

Kumato Tomatoes

Kumato Tomatoes

The package said simply unique BROWN tomato so I had no idea what I’d do with them. I wanted something that would be simple and allow the tomato to shine through so I picked up some fresh mozzarella to make a straightforward caprese salad.

Caprese Salad with Kumato and Basil Vinaigrette Follow Me on Pinterest

Caprese Salad with Kumato and Basil Vinaigrette

Caprese is a simple salad comprised of fresh sliced mozzarella, tomatoes and basil. It can be made a number of ways but I just went with plain & simple. I sliced the Kumato’s and mozzarella then drizzled them with a simple vinaigrette made of basil, olive oil and lemon juice (1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp chopped basil, 1/4 tsp lemon juice).  I then garnished with freshly ground pepper and Maldon Sea Salt Flakes … What a treat, right?

Maldon Sea Salt Flakes Follow Me on Pinterest

Maldon Sea Salt Flakes

I gotta tell you, I felt like I was transported to a fancy restaurant with this dish. It really tasted great and looked gorgeous. The hubs and I both felt that that the Kumato’s tasted just like any other tomato (so no real fuss there); however, the combination of the brown tomatoes with the Maldon salt was really a great combo that felt extra special.

Caprese Salad with Kumato and Basil Vinaigrette Follow Me on Pinterest

Caprese Salad with Kumato and Basil Vinaigrette

Since we were both standing in the kitchen in our socked feet and sweatpants, I decided to take it down a notch and just chopped everything else together into a bowl. Now the dish matched our situation. Extra tasty but extra simple.

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  1. Komato! I have never heard about these type of brown colored tomatoes. But I think it’s really very interesting vegetable that can be used for salads and for making dishes at home. I liked the caprese salad with komato and basil vinaigrette. Awesome recipe! I have never seen this type of recipe in my life. I also want to ask some more recipes that can be made using komatoes. Thanks for sharing this post with us.

  2. I love the freshness of a caprese salad and I love the basil vinaigrette. The freshness of the basil really brings it. :-)
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  3. I’ve had these tomatoes before! I agree they taste basically like a tomato. ;-) But Maldon salt makes anything wonderful! Lovely dish – thanks.
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  4. This dish definitely elevated you from your attire to sophistication! :) Beautiful. I keep thinking how great the Maldon flakes would be on garden-fresh tomatoes this summer!
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