Stacked tomato salad

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Makes 4 servings

This simple, artistically composed salad makes a stunning presentation, and I think it's especially delicious accompanied by warm cornbread.

4 medium beefsteak tomatoes, each cut into 3 slices, tops and bottoms sliced off and discarded

4 cups Red Bean-Corn Relish

 

For each serving, arrange a salad plate with alternate layers of 3 tomato slices and ½ cup relish.

Paulette Mitchell, a culinary instructor, television personality, spokesperson, freelance food writer, and the award-winning author of 13 cookbooks, is known internationally for her quick-to-prepare recipes with gourmet flair. Paulette's most recently published cookbook is "The Complete 15-Minute Gourmet: Creative Cuisine Made Fast and Fresh." She is also the author of "A Beautiful Bowl of Soup" and "The Spirited Vegetarian," which was voted "Best Book in the World on Cooking with Wine" at the 2005 Gourmand World Media Awards. Paulette says that international travel is her favorite source of culinary inspiration.