Heirloom Tomato Salad

Sliced heirloom tomatoes topped with fresh basil and shaved mozzarella then drizzled with balsamic vinegar. This heirloom tomato salad is both refreshing and healthy.

Heirloom Tomato Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

I love heirloom tomatoes. Those gorgeous colors. The refreshing taste. How can I resist buying them? I really can’t. I mean, look at them!

Heirloom tomatoes taste amazing on their own. And they’re best when eaten raw. So of course I want to toss them in a salad.

Heirloom Tomato Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

What I love most about this salad is that it features heirloom tomatoes as the main ingredient. Tossed with just basil, mozzarella, and a touch of balsamic vinegar, this heirloom tomato is simply yet refreshing and embodies the essence of spring.

Heirloom Tomato Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

Slice a large heirloom tomato into thick slices. Tear up basil leaves and shave the mozzarella cheese. I used a vegetable peeler to shave the mozzarella. Then drizzle good quality balsamic vinegar over the salad for a tangy taste. Or if you prefer a caprese type of salad, you can drizzle olive oil instead.

I used Black Currant Balsamic Vinegar from Gourmet Blends, but you can use whatever you like.

Simple, right?

Fresh from the market to your table.

Enjoy!

Heirloom Tomato Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

 

Heirloom Tomato Salad
 
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Sliced heirloom tomatoes topped with fresh basil and shaved mozzarella then drizzled with balsamic vinegar. This heirloom tomato salad is both refreshing and healthy.
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 1 large heirloom tomato
  • ¼ cup basil leaves, torn
  • ⅛ - ¼ cup shaved mozzarella
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Directions:
  1. Slice the heirloom tomatoes into thick slices.
  2. Top the heirloom tomatoes with torn basil leaves and shaved mozzarella cheese. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over the salad.
  3. Serve the salad cold.

 

22 comments

  1. resoplayer says:

    Looks great! I love growing much of my own summer vegetables, and tomatoes are number one on the list. Perhaps you have tried them halved or sliced, drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with fresh oregano and parmesan, and then grilled or baked?

  2. mojoshawn says:

    I really enjoy heirloom tomatoes and your recipe is one I MUST try. I put out a small garden every year, and my tomatoes are my pride and joy. I even give them words of encouragement. Very nice pictures in your post, too! I’m hungry now!

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