Isn't this pretty? And it tastes good too. A nice light side dish on a hot summer day.
If you don't have a pastry ring, think of what you might have on hand that would work. I used my biscuit cutter, which looks like a round cookie cutter. A heart shaped cookie cutter would be cute too. You could even use a clean tin can with both sides cut open if you're desperate.
Strawberry Tomato Salad
makes four servings
1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced into very small cubes (about 1/4″ per side)
1 cup small strawberries, trimmed and diced into very small strips (about 1/4″ per side)
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoon aged balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
To serve, place the mixture into a 3″ diameter pastry ring on individual plates, pressed to pack lightly. Remove the rings delicately, top each salad with goat cheese, and serve.