Wash and dry 8 small, firm tomatoes. Cut off tops
about 1/4 of the way up and scoop out most of the pulp, leaving a
little around the walls so tomatoes retain their shape. Invert
tomatoes cut side down to allow moisture to drain (for about 30
Fill tomatoes with salad of choice, so it
protrudes about 1/2 inch. Replace top tomato slices, arrange
tomatoes on lettuce-lined serving dish, and chill 1-2 hours.