Raw Tomato Compote

This compote is wonderful served cold with grilled artichokes, but it is equally good just heated through and spooned over steamed fish or grilled bread.

  • Yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups
Raw Tomato Compote


  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 scallions, white part only, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 plum tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup good-quality wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl and toss. Season to taste with salt and pepper. The compote will keep, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for 2 days.


Be the first to comment!