Ina's Tomato Carpaccio

  • prep time25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • serves 4

This tomato salad is topped with fleur de sel, capers, basil, shaved parmesan, pepper and topped with a homemade dressing drizzled over top. 

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Directions for: Ina's Tomato Carpaccio


2 extra-large egg yolks, at room temperature

2 tsp dijon mustard, at room temperature

1 Tbsp chopped garlic, (3 cloves)

2 anchovy fillets, drained

½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, at room temperature (2 to 3 lemons)

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

¾ cup good olive oil

¼ cup canola oil

½ cup freshly grated Italian Parmesan cheese

4 - 5 large, firm, ripe red summer tomatoes, preferably heirloom

½ tsp fleur de sel

2 Tbsp capers, drained

¼ cup juilienned fresh basil leaves

2 oz chunk of Italian Parmesan cheese, shaved with a vegetable peeler


1. Place the egg yolks, mustard, garlic, anchovies, lemon juice, 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper in a food processor fitted with the steel blade and process for 15 seconds. Combine the olive and canola oils in a glass measuring cup. With the food processor running, slowly pour the oils in a thin stream down the feed tube, as you would to make mayonnaise. Add the grated Parmesan and pulse to combine. The mixture will be thin enough to drizzle on the tomatoes.

2. Pour a puddle of dressing in the middle of 4 dinner plates. Core the tomatoes and slice crosswise with a serrated knife about 3/8 inch thick. Arrange overlapping slices of tomatoes decoratively on the plates. Sprinkle with the fleur de sel and drizzle more dressing onto the tomatoes with a tablespoon. Sprinkle with the capers, basil, shaved Parmesan, and pepper. Serve at room temperature with a pitcher of extra dressing on the side.

Tips and Substitutions

Consumption of raw or undercooked eggs, shellfish and meat may increase the risk of foodborne illness.

Source and Credits

"Cooking for Jeffrey" by Ina Garten © Clarkson Potter 2016. Provided courtesy of Ina Garten. All rights reserved.


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