Heirloom Tomato Salad

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Heirloom tomatoes are everywhere right now. Farmer’s markets, grocery stores, and even in gardens all over the country. These tomatoes are at their peak for ripeness and I just couldn’t resist making a simple salad to go with our lunch today.

Our tomato plants are way out of control this year. This is our first garden in our tiny back yard. We put in two 4×4  planter boxes in the only sunny corner we have. I put in organic compost, worm casings, and organic soil.

Who would have thought that would have caused my plants to go crazy?? Three of my tomato plants are now close to 6 feet tall, and have well outgrown their tomato cages. We have tomatoes everywhere in our kitchen. (Check back later to see a post about roasting and freezing tomatoes later in the season.)

Our Tomato Plants

As you can see, these tomato plants are huge!!

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Heirloom Tomato Salad

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Ingredients

  • 2-3 heirloom tomatoes cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese
  • 8-10 fresh basil leaves sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, add tomatoes, basil, and gorgonzola cheese crumbles.
  2. In a small dish, blend vinegars and oil.
  3. Pour dressing over the tomatoes and stir to blend.
  4. Enjoy!

If you are looking for other summertime salads, try one of these:

Arugula, Fennel, and Orange Salad

Fennel, Arugula, and Orange Salad  http://fearlessdining.com

Raspberry, Apricot, Fennel, and Feta Salad:

Apricot, Raspberry, Fennel, and Feta Salad   http://fearlessdining.com

 

 

Comments

  1. Gorgeous tomatoes and fabulous salad! Yes, those are the elements for wonderful growth. We can’t have a garden because we live in the woods, but I am envious of friends like you who do have such a fruitful garden. 🙂 Enjoy!

    Shirley

    • I understand living in the woods. I grew up in New Hampshire and had plenty of woods to play in growing up. You are right it doesn’t offer much sun for gardening though. Our back yard is mostly shaded but we have one sunny spot that I was able to fit the two 4×4 planter boxes. My big mistake this year was to plant things behind the tomato plants. I didn’t realize tomato plants could grow so tall. Nothing behind them get enough sun to produce vegetables.

  2. Farm Fresh To You says:

    It just wouldn’t feel like summer without tomatoes, especially organic, heirloom tomatoes! Thank you for sharing this wonderful, simple preparation that highlights the flavors of these beautiful fruits. Which varieties are you growing this year?

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