With the risk of sounding a little tomato obsessed, there is a tomato salad that I just had to share with you. I’ve been making this constantly this summer — it’s my new go-to side dish. But you should also know that it’s crazy simple to make. So simple that I feel a little funny calling it a ‘recipe’ … but it’s also too good not to share. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that make the greatest impressions on us.
So … about the salad. It starts with a big, fresh heirloom tomato, sliced. Then I top that with quartered cherry tomatoes. Next comes the salty feta cheese crumbles, earthy olive oil and sweet balsamic vinegar. Finally, I finish it all over with a good sprinkle of salt and pepper. I
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Tomato Feta Summer Salad
1 large heirloom tomato, sliced 1/4-inch thick
about 12 cherry tomatoes, quartered
2-3 heaping tablespoons feta cheese
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1-3 tsp good quality balsamic vinegar (thicker version preferred)
salt and pepper, to taste
Layer the tomatoes on a serving plate. Sprinkle with feta cheese and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic. Sprinkle with salt and pepper … serve.