Charring tomatoes gives a flavour boost and adds a slight smokiness to the tomatoes without having them collapse.
Simple to do, charred tomatoes are a great addition to salads, hot roasted vegetable salads, soups and on their own as a side dish.
Charring Tomatoes for Beautiful Salads
Grab one or two punnets of cherry tomatoes. Heat a pan until very hot and drizzle in some olive oil. Shake the pan to distribute the olive oil. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3 – 4 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally, until the tomatoes are slightly charred on several sides.
Salt them while they are in the pan, then remove from the pan and use them hot or at room temperature.