Tuesday, July 19

Heirloom Tomato & Blue Cheese Salad

I went to the farmer's market on Sunday and was overwhelmed by all the amazing produce being sold. It seemed like all my favorite summer fruits and vegetables were at the peak of their freshness and flavor - especially the heirloom tomatoes. I wanted to make a simple side salad with them that would showcase their flavor and texture. You really don't need to add much to these tomatoes to product an all-star dish, so I like to just dress them up with a few high-quality ingredients. This super quick, super easy salad is the perfect summer meal (and looks beautiful too).

Heirloom Tomato & Blue Cheese Salad:
  • Thickly slice 3-4 medium-size heirloom tomatoes.*
  • Drizzle with 1 tbsp. high-quality extra virgin olive oil and 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • Top with 2 oz. crumble blue cheese and 1/4 onion, thinly sliced.

 Serves two
*Choose different colors and varieties of tomatoes for a pretty presentation.