Appetizers/ Salads/ Vegetables

Pan-fried Yellow Tomatoes with Pistachio Relish


This recipe is incredibly easy and really tasty!
Pistachio Relish adapted from James Syhabout recipe.


  • 1/3 cup salted roasted pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup very finely chopped shallots
  • 2 Tbs small capers, rinsed
  • 2 Tbs white vine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp pink peppercorns, crushed
  • 2 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • Sea salt
  • 2 ripe yellow heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • Small basil leaves and alfalfa sprouts, for garnish


In a jar, combine the pistachios with the shallots, capers, vinegar, sugar, pink peppercorns and the 2 tablespoons of olive oil; season with sea salt. Refrigerate the relish overnight.
The relish can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.


Cut tomatoes into 1/2-inch-thick slices, and sprinkle tomato slices evenly with salt and pepper.
Heat two Tbsp olive oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. Place tomato slices in the skillet, and cook 2 minutes on each side, until lightly browned.


Arrange the cooked tomato slices on plates. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Stir the relish and spoon it over the tomatoes. Garnish with basil leaves, alfalfa sprouts and serve.


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  • Reply
    Kim - Liv Life
    July 17, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Beautiful photos and a wonderful summer dish. Yes, please!!!

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    Pistachio and Rose
    July 17, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Stunnig…that's all I can say really!

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    July 18, 2011 at 3:36 am

    Thank you for the kind words. This dish is easy to make and it's sooooooo delicious. My husband asked for a second round right off 🙂

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