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.

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4
Servings
155
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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
16g
23%
Saturated Fat
13g
54%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
5mg
1%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
4mg
1%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
12mg
2%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
154mg
10%
Water
175g
6%

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.