Eat Chilean Tomato Salad. Every. Single. Day.
After New Year's, tomatoes become the king of vegetables and flood the markets with no end in sight (until March). Many of the shirt-soakers hail from a dusty country town near the coast called Limache. These tomatoes hold a place in most Santiaguinos' hearts and nearly every restaurant, joint, and household will be making copious amounts of "Ensalada Chilena" (Chilean tomato salad) at this time of year. The ingredients are simple: perfectly ripe tomatoes cut into slices or wedges (no skin), tempered onions, chopped cilantro or basil, a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. Heaven.
By Liz Caskey, AFAR Local Expert
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