Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Tomato Salad
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Heirloom Tomato Salad

Jennifer Davick

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom tomatoes are grown from seeds that have been saved from year to year. Their flavor is worlds away from the sort typically found in the produce department. The colors and shapes can vary greatly from one variety to another. So can the flavor. Choose several different kinds to create the prettiest summer salad. Taste and adjust the vinegar, salt, and pepper amounts to best highlight your unique tomatoes.

Click here to see 15 Tastiest Heirloom Tomato Recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  Pound  assorted heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1/3-inch-thick slices
  • 1/4  Cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2  Tablespoons  thinly sliced basil, plus a few leaves for garnish
  • 1 1/2  Tablespoon  red-wine vinegar
  • 3/4  Teaspoons  Dijon mustard
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  flaked sea salt
  • 1/8  Teaspoon  freshly ground pepper

Directions

Arrange the tomatoes on a large serving plate. In a 2-cup measuring cup, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Pour the olive oil mixture over the tomato slices. Garnish, if desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
36%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
133mg
44%
Protein
50g
100%
Vitamin B-12
5µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
11µg
12%
Calcium, Ca
22mg
2%
Choline, total
189mg
44%
Folate, total
18µg
5%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
50mg
16%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
438mg
63%
Selenium, Se
48µg
87%
Sodium, Na
124mg
8%
Water
116g
4%
Zinc, Zn
8mg
100%

Heirloom Tomato Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Heirloom Tomato Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.