Growing up as one of those kids that only liked tomatoes in ketchup, discovering heirlooms as an adult definitely had me doing a face palm. Why hadn’t I discovered these earlier in life?!
Heirlooms are in peak season around late July/early August so spotting them at the farmer’s market last weekend I pounced. They are uniquely beautiful, each different in shape, size & taste. After discovering heirlooms I determined hothouse tomatoes are the basic bitch of tomatoes. All uniform in shape, all looking the same orange red (that would never work on me as a lipstick shade) and all tasting insanely bland. Heirlooms are the soul singers of the group.
So grab a few heirlooms of different shapes & colors and then follow the 2 second recipe below to whip up a quick heirloom tomato salad for a quick lunch or as an appetizer at your next party.
- 3 heirloom tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon of basil, rough chopped
- garlic & herb goat cheese, crumbled (you can also do feta)
- sprinkle of pepper & salt
- drizzle of olive oil if you prefer a dressing
- Slice tomatoes (make sure to use a serated knife or you’ll crumble the tomato) and then quarter them. Then arrange on a plate.
- Rough chop the basil and sprinkle over tomatoes. Then crumble goat cheese over salad. Sprinkle salt & pepper and drizzle olive oil.