Heirloom Tomato Salad

You know what’s more lovely than a cool glass of prosecco in the summer time on a patio over looking a vineyard? 

This salad. Heirloom Tomato Salad Andrew and I went out to dinner the other night and one of their specials was an heirloom tomato salad with a citrus vinaigrette and tangy blue cheese crumbles. 

Natrually we had to try it.

And we loved it. 

So I savored those flavors on my tongue, took some mental notes and promised to recreate it the next time I was craving a tangy salad. 

Which was three days later.. And I got prettttty darn close if I do say so myself. 

Luckily, for those who are cooking challenged, this salad has 5 ingredients and you can whip it up in snap. There’s a 95% chance you already have most of it in your fridge and pantry! 
yumm love tomatoes!


Skinny Heirloom Tomato Summer Salad

You will need:

– Handful of heirloom tomatoes. I buy the heirloom grape tomatoes from Trader Joe’s because they are delicious, beautiful and affordable. 

– Half a lemon.

– A couple drizzles of high quality Olive Oil. Lately I’ve been obsessed with Georgia grown Olive Oil. So good and so mineral-y: plus most olive oil’s on the shelves are actually fake, you’ll want to know your olive oil farmer as much as you want to know where your meat comes from! 

– A few pinches of Parsley. 

– A thumb of blue cheese crumbled to taste. I used Maytag blue cheese because it has an extra nutty-ness to it that I enjoy! 

Salt and pepper optional. 

Directions: 

Half your tomatoes and place on a plate. Squeeze the lemon and add a few drizzles of olive oil on top. Salt and pepper to taste. Not too much but you need just a hint to add some complexity to the dish. Crumble your blue cheese, and garnish/ enhance with parsley. Serve chilled. 
Skinny Summer Salad Recipe

Plates|| Dish Towel

It took all of five minutes to make this recipe and less than 2 minutes to eat it! 

Your friends will be particularly impressed with the dish you created for them and think you must have learned this from a chef on your recent trip to Italy. 

I just love heirloom tomatoes and it’s been a quick minute since my last heirloom tomato recipe I made for you guys. 

If you end up making it, be sure to tag me with your creation on Instagram or Twitter! I’d love to see how it turns out! 

xoxo- Cynthia 

Author: Cynthia

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