Seasoning the tomatoes an hour or two ahead of time will enhance their flavor.

Martha Stewart Living, June July 1992, Unknown origin

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  • Cut three-quarters of the tomatoes in half and place in a bowl. (Set whole tomatoes aside for garnish.) Season lightly with salt and pepper, and toss gently. Let sit at room temperature for about 1 hour.

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  • In another bowl, whisk the vinegar with some salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in oil. Stir in scallions, and let sit for about 15 minutes.

  • Arrange watercress on six plates and top with tomatoes. Garnish with reserved whole tomatoes. Drizzle each plate with dressing and serve.

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