Nothing says summer better than sweet, juicy tomatoes fresh off the vine!
Except maybe a home-grown cucumber. Put them together and you have a delicious summer salad.
Right now I have an abundance of all types of tomatoes in my garden–stupice, cherry, San Marzano and other heirlooms. Every morning when I go out to check on them I’m amazed to see how many have turned bright tomato-orange overnight. I just assumed that happened during the day when the sun was out.
So with tomato-palooza on my hands and my first cucumber of the season, it was time for a simple salad.
- Vine ripe tomatoes
- Sweet onions
- Blue cheese or feta if you prefer
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Red wine vinegar
- Salt and Pepper
This is the easiest salad you’ll ever make and you’ll get more compliments than you can believe. (Sometimes I change it up and use canola oil and seasoned rice wine vinegar for a bit of an Asian flair).
Cut all ingredients and arrange on a nice platter. Remember–presentation is everything. We eat with our eyes first. If it looks great, it tastes even better.
Drizzle with olive oil and add a splash of vinegar. Crumble the blue cheese, season with salt and pepper and voila. What could be easier.
Serve with a chilled sliced chicken breast and you have a fabulous light and tasty summer supper. Set a table outdoors and you’ll feel like you’re on vacation in Italy!
- Tarragon Shrimp On The BBQ with a Fresh Garden Tomato Salad aka Larry Nokes’s Favorite
- Tzatziki — It’s Greek To Me
Tags: tomato salad