Local tomatoes are finally showing up at the market. This warm sweet and sour bacon vinaigrette is a delicious way to dress up this tasty and juicy fruit.
4 slices bacon
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp mustard
2 lb tomatoes, sliced
salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
4-6 fresh basil leaves, sliced
Chop the bacon and fry until crispy. Drain the bacon on a paper towel and remove all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings from the skillet.
Stir in the red onion and fry until soft. Meanwhile whisk together the vinegar, water, honey and mustard. Add this mixture to the onions. Cook for another minute or two. Remove from heat.
Place the sliced tomatoes on serving plates and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Divide the bacon between the plates.
Spoon the warm dressing over the salads and sprinkle with the basil leaves. Serve.