Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Tomato Salad!

Welcome back friends. It’s tomato season here in the northeast and it’s honestly one of my favorite veggies of the summer aside from corn. Often times you’ll find either or both on my dinner table all summer long and today I’m sharing a super simple recipe using heirloom tomatoes.Heriloom Tomato Summer SaladThese weird looking tomatoes get their name from families who have grown a specific variety and passed them down from generation to generation. Unfortunately in the past 40 years there has been a loss of many heirloom varieties, along with the many smaller family farms that supported heirlooms. The multitude of heirlooms that had adapted to survive well for hundreds of years were lost or replaced by newer hybrid tomatoes which are bred for their commercially attractive characteristics.

Heirloom tomatoes are sweeter, typically have a shorter shelf life and are generally more disease resistant than most commercial tomatoes. Because they lack the genetic mutation that would normally give them a uniform red color, you get imperfect shapes, sizes and colors that make them perfect for a beautiful salad or tart!Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Tomato Salad
Serves 6
A super easy and delicious summer salad!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 3-6 any size Heirloom Tomatoes of choice
  2. 1/2 cup grape tomatoes
  3. 1 large cucumber, diced
  4. 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  5. Olive Oil
  6. Apple Cider vinegar
  7. Salt & Pepper
  8. Garlic powder
  9. 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  10. 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Instructions
  1. Slice heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers into bite sized pieces. In a large bowl mix tomatoes with rest of ingredients. Season to taste.
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Heirloom Tomato Salad!This is a summer favorite of mine. It’s incredibly refreshing alone or perfect as a side dish. At times I’ll add corn, avocado or black olives depending on what I have on hand but generally this is how I like to make it with a nice chunk of crusty French bread to scoop up any remaining juices! Enjoy!

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