Summer Tomato Salad

Here is the salad we’ve been waiting for all summer.  You just can’t make a tomato salad out of season.  Our patience has been rewarded with heirloom perfection!

  • 1 lb. ripe heirloom tomatoes- this was done with mostly cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 4-5 basil leaves, sliced in thin strips
  • juice of 1/4 lemon
  • 1 T. good olive oil
  • 1/4 t. salt, freshly ground black pepper to taste

Arrange the tomatoes on a platter.  Drizzle with the lemon juice and olive oil.  Distribute the basil around the platter and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Serve with some crusty French bread.

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I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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5 Responses to Summer Tomato Salad

  1. Grandma Karen says:

    Pretty dish! Wished I enjoyed tomatoes. ; )

  2. Grandma Karen says:

    Very colorful! Wish I enjoyed tomatoes!

  3. Harley says:

    Heirloom tomatoes. What tomatoes are supposed to taste like. No ethylene added.

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