5 fresh tomatoes,
5 shallots, coarsely chopped,
1/2 cup olive oil,
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar,
1 loaf French bread, for dipping (optional)
1- Core and slice the tomatoes, and arrange them in a serving dish.
2- Sprinkle the shallots over the tomatoes.
3- Whisk the olive oil and balsamic vinegar together with a fork, then pour over the tomatoes.
4- Let stand for 5 minutes before serving, or refrigerate, covered, for up to 3 days.
5- Eat with French bread, and dip the bread in the marinade when finished with the tomatoes.