Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Baby Heirloom Tomato Salad


Carlos and I eat a lot of tomatoes. Between 2 of us we can eat 2-3 pounds a week. Our most favorite tomatoes are the plum and heirloom. We like heirloom variety as it has intense flavors. We were shopping at Trader Joe’s the other day and we came across these baby heirloom tomatoes. Aren’t they beautiful!!! They are just so colorful and so appealing. I can’t resist and bought a few punnet of it. With tomatoes like these, you don’t need to dress them up much as they are flavorful, juicy and sweet as it is. With just some olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and you are good to go. If you like you can add a bit of chopped parsley or basil to it. This salad is great to accompany any meat dishes.



Ingredients:

1 punnet baby heirloom tomatoes – halve
Some chopped parsley or basil


Dressing:

3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil \
¼ tsp black pepper
Salt to taste


Mix the dressing up and pour it over the tomatoes. Add in the parsley or basil and toss it lightly. Serve cold.

8 comments:

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

yummy salad,very nice pics...

Phong Hong said...

Gertrude, I wanted to make tomato salad too but somehow I forgot. There is an event Little Thumbs Up and this month's theme is Tomato. If you like, you can link up at : http://my123favourites.blogspot.com/2013/03/ayam-masak-merah.html

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

So many types of tomatoes you use, simply healthy !

suituapui said...

Simple dressing, should be good - I love tomatoes just like that, not cooked.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Oh I miss these heirloom tomatoes! And traders Joe! Lol!! Indeed they should be savoured as is! Yums and beautiful too! Enjoy your spring in CA and the coming weeks of yummy fresh fruits and vegetation! *envy ya*

Anonymous said...

I sometimes save the seeds from special I brought from stores like Black Rusian for it color and other for the colors they have. I now have a special garden of tomatos of many colors for seeds sometimes hard in garden stores.

Joann

Esther Lau said...

Love this healthy dish and beautiful colours of the tomatoes.

ICook4Fun said...

Premalatha, thank you.

Phong Hong, thank you for letting me know. I will check it out.

Sonia, it cames in different varities in a box :)

Arthur, yes I like them raw this way. Not a fan of cook tomato either.

Bee Bee, come back here. Ya I love TJ. Weather is getting really nice. I am trying to plant some heirloom this year and let see if it grow :)

Joann, I am going to plant some of that this year. Come back here and check on the progress :)

Esther, me too :)