This is one of my favorite summer salad recipes - heirloom tomato salad!

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I love tomatoes.  A lot.  I love them in salads, in soups, in side dishes, all by themselves... So when I saw some beautiful heirloom tomatoes on a recent shopping trip, about a million recipes ran through my head.

I decided to use the tomatoes in a simple heirloom tomato salad, where the tomatoes could really be the star.

What is an Heirloom Tomato?

I'm not going to pretend that I know a whole lot about heirloom tomatoes, but I do know that I love them and they are delicious!!!  According to Wikipedia, heirloom tomatoes are open-pollinated tomatoes.  Basically that means that they are non-hybrid tomatoes and are exactly how nature intended them to be!  The flavor is pretty intense and they smell so good. 

Heirloom tomatoes can be red, yellow, green, or even purple.  I used 2 different colors of heirloom tomatoes because I thought the salad would look prettier than with just one color.  

How to Make Heirloom Tomato Salad

I cut the tomatoes into wedges and topped them with a crumble of Gorgonzola cheese, and a drizzle of olive oil and Balsamic vinegar.  I then finished the salad off with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

 
I love this heirloom tomato salad to serve as a side dish.  It's perfect as an easy entertaining recipe or just because you want something refreshing for lunch.  

Other Easy Entertaining Side Dish Recipes

If you like to entertain, check out some of my other yummy side dish recipes:

This recipe for roasted stuffed heirloom tomatoes from Running to the Kitchen also looks amazing!  I can't wait to try it next time I buy heirloom tomatoes. 

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If you love tomatoes like I do, make sure you try some heirloom tomatoes.  This salad is amazingly delicious in its simplicity.  I hope you enjoy!

That's it for this heirloom tomato salad! Until next time!

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heirloom tomato salad made with red and yellow heirloom tomatoes and Gorgonzola cheese  
Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Gorgonzola Cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut your heirloom tomatoes into wedges, making sure to remove the woody stems.
  2. Arrange the tomatoes on your serving dish and top with the crumbled Gorgonzola cheese.
  3. Drizzle the heirloom tomato salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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