Tomatoes with Buttermilk-Black Pepper Dressing

Tomatoes with Buttermilk-Black Pepper Dressing
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Tomatoes with Buttermilk-Black Pepper Dressing
Miriam Rubin
Tomatoes with Buttermilk-Black Pepper Dressing

I like to make this with two different colored heirloom tomatoes, mixing Brandywines or Cherokee Purple tomatoes plus a bi-color, like Mr. Stripey, or a green-when-ripe tomato, such as Aunt Ruby's German Green. Kellogg's Breakfast, an almost tropical-tasting tomato that's persimmon in color, would be a fabulous addition as well.

Click here to see 15 Tastiest Heirloom Tomato Recipes.

3
Servings
118
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2-3  large, flavorful tomatoes, sliced thinly
  • 3  Tablespoons  coarsely chopped pitted Kalamata olives
  • 2  Tablespoons  thinly sliced or chopped red onion
  • 2  Tablespoons  good-quality mayonnaise
  • 2  Tablespoons  sour cream
  • 2  Tablespoons  buttermilk
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  champagne vinegar
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • Sprigs of basil, for garnish

Directions

Arrange the tomatoes on a platter, cutting the slices in half if you wish. Sprinkle with the olives and red onion.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Spoon some of dressing over the tomatoes and garnish the platter with basil sprigs. Serve the remaining dressing on the side or save for another salad.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
20µg
3%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
39mg
4%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
18µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
9mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
111mg
16%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
414mg
28%
Water
25g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.

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.