The most important rule for creating the best summer salad is superior ingredients:
If you make a salad of tomatoes and the tomatoes are mealy, full of water, and have no flavor… then that’s going to be a s**t tomato salad, period.
If you start with the best you will achieve the best. We get our tomatoes from a local farm here in Southern California, and are some of the best I have ever tasted. With having respect for the perfect tomato being the golden rule, there are other things to keep in mind when crafting a delicious summer salad fit for a king.