Top Rated Heirloom Tomato Recipes

Inspired by a recent article from one of my favorite culinary magazines, this bruschetta recipe highlights one of my all-time favorite foods: avocado. The creamy avocado slices are balanced by a burst of freshness from the tomatoes and bite of salt from the Maldon.
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Use the hottest veggie around, the heirloom tomato, for a twist on the traditional Bloody Mary. The Heirloom Tomato Bloody Mary is served at Napa Valley Grille in Napa Valley, Calif. 
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Couscous-Filled Heirloom Tomatoes
Choose striped or uniquely colored heirloom tomatoes for this light vegetarian entrée or side dish. Add a drained can of tuna or salmon to the couscous filling, if you like. Click here to see 15 Tastiest Heirloom Tomato Recipes.
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Heirloom Tomato Bread Salad
The recipe is simple to prepare and isn't expensive to make because the crusty bread cubes go a long way toward feeding a large family a super-fresh meal. If you're looking for a dish that screams "summertime," you have to try this. And if I can't convince you to start your own edible garden, this salad certainly will. Click here to see 15 Tastiest Heirloom Tomato Recipes.
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Heirloom Tomato Butter with Tarragon
This deliciously simple compound butter oozes with summery zest. Let a pat melt over grilled fish or slather it on boiled sweet corn. Use very ripe, very red tomatoes for best color and flavor. Click here to see 15 Tastiest Heirloom Tomato Recipes.
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Heirloom Tomatoes with Cilantro and Mint
A splash of white wine not only brightens this salad but gives it a whiff of sophistication. You can use whatever soft herbs you have on hand, but the mint and cilantro combination is among my favorites and a nice departure from the classic tomato-basil pairing. Click here to see 15 Tastiest Heirloom Tomato Recipes.
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Heirloom Tomato Caprese
A Caprese salad is usually sliced tomatoes alternated with sliced mozzarella and basil leaves with olive oil and balsamic vinegar drizzled on top. It is really more of an antipasto than a traditional salad. This version takes it back into the salad world and it becomes a great dish to serve at any summer event, from a barbecue to a formal dinner.The key to a great Caprese is great ingredients; since there are only a few, you need to make sure they really shine. Tomatoes have a wide range of quality going from tasteless to mind-blowing. Though recent advances in winter greenhouse tomatoes have dramatically increased the quality of off-season tomatoes, there is nothing like an in-season ripe local tomato.Heirloom tomatoes tend to bruise more easily than regular tomatoes, but they have better flavor. The best way to tell is with your nose. This is true for basil and most other fruits and vegetables as well: how it smells is how it will taste.Click here to see 15 Tastiest Heirloom Tomato Recipes.
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Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Salad
The whole salad is drizzled with a spunky cilantro vinaigrette that’s almost like a cilantro pesto (the pine nuts give the dressing a lovely creaminess). Then, the salad is garnished with crispy wonton strips that have been lightly sautéed in olive oil until they’re crunchy and golden-brown. Every bite is a delight, offering a marvelous array of flavors and textures. See all tomato recipes. Click here to see 15 Tastiest Heirloom Tomato Recipes.
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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.
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Pasta Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes
This cold pasta is a summer festival in a bowl: delicious, crunchy sweet corn; earthy pan-roasted zucchini, refreshing fresh herbs, salty feta cheese… and most of all, the amazingly flavorful heirlooms. The Black Russian, Pruden’s Purple, or any red heirloom beefsteak tomatoes will be marvelous in this dish. See all tomato recipes. Click here to see 15 Tastiest Heirloom Tomato Recipes.
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Heirloom Tomatoes
Chef Ana Sortun uses her vast knowledge of spices and Middle Eastern cuisine to create this lovely and refreshing dish. Sortun is one of the featured chefs at the annual Taste of St. Croix event that takes place on the island and where this dish was also served. — Yasmin Fahr
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The tomato salad at the base of this dish is a refined take on something Mr. Stitt said — "Every Southerner knows about: a tomato, onion, and cucumber salad that generally gets dressed in corn oil and bad vinegar." In this sumptuous iteration, the tomatoes and cucumbers are carefully coated in shallot vinaigrette made with fruity olive oil and sweet cider vinegar. To read more about Frank Stitt and his Crabmeat and Heirloom Tomato Salad, visit the Wall Street Journal's "Off Duty" section.
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