Heriloom Tomato Salad

5 Aug

Heriloom-Tomato-Salad-Side

For me, a juicy tomato salad is the perfect summer meal. It’s refreshing, light and totally hits the spot. I actually made this dish during the move with little heirloom tomatoes which were great. Unfortunately I couldn’t find them this time around so I had to use regular sized tomatoes. No difference in flavor, just some more work cutting them into bite size pieces.

Heriloom-Tomato-Salad-Top

Normally I would make this with fresh mozzarella but it was a bit more than I was willing to pay so I used regular mozzarella. It definitely tastes different and I will probably spring for the real deal in the future.

Ingredients:
1 lb mixed heirloom tomatoes
1 cup fresh mozzarella
1 bunch of asparagus, blanched
1/2 cup basil
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup honey
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella cheese into bite size pieces and trim the asparagus.
  2. Boil water and add the asparagus. Cook for about a minute and transfer to an ice bath.
  3. Combine the tomatoes, cheese and asparagus in a large bowl. Julienne the basil and add to the bowl.
  4. In a small bowl combine the balsamic vinegar and honey and whisk together.
  5. Pour the olive oil over the tomato mixture and combine well. Then, add the balsamic mixture and toss until well coated.
  6. Can be served cold or at room temperature.
  7. As always, enjoy!

One Response to “Heriloom Tomato Salad”

  1. Laura August 5, 2013 at 1:16 PM #

    Looks delish! Now all you need is a candle and it would be the perfect birthday treat for you! šŸ™‚

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