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Tomato Salad with Grilled Coalho Cheese and Garlic Croutons

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Author: aline_shaw

Ingredients

For the Croutons

  • 1/4 baguette sliced thin
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes or more if you prefer
  • 1 garlic clove smashed
  • Pinch of salt

For the Salad

  • 2 sticks of queijo coalho grilled and cut into cubes
  • 2 heirloom tomatoes chunked
  • Tbsp of Arbequina olive oil
  • 2 tsp of balsamic vinegar
  • about a Tbsp of fresh oregano leaves
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Maldon sea salt or kosher salt to taste

Instructions

For the Croutons

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine olive oil, pepper flakes, smashed garlic, salt and give it stir.
  • Gently brush the oil mixture on both sides of the baguette slices, then bake for a few mins, until golden brown (about 4-5 mins, depending on your oven).
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool.

For the Salad

  • Combine cheese and tomatoes in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add the olive oil, and the balsamic vinegar to the bowl, and give it a gentle mix, just enough to coat the tomatoes and cheese with the oil and vinegar.
  • Move the salad to a serving dish/bowl and finish by sprinkling with maldon salt, pepper, oregano and garnish with the croutons.

Bom Apetite!!