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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and Herb Oil

August 1, 2010

I used to hate tomatoes as a child  but now I LOVE them. Give me a classic caprese or heirlooms with a little olive oil and balsamic and I’m set. I found these beauties at the Pepper Place farmers market in Birmingham, AL along with some delicious goat cheese made by a local goat farmer and I decided to make a simple salad for a ladies’ night dinner party.

Recipe: (Serves 6)

Heirloom Tomatoes (3 large, 4-5 small)

6 oz. Goat Cheese

1/2 cup basil leaves, roughly chopped

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup lemon juice

2 gloves garlic, chopped fine

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

For the herb oil mix together the garlic, basil, olive oil, lemon, juice, salt and pepper with a whisk. You can also throw it all in a food processor if you don’t feel like chopping. Slice the tomatoes with a serrated knife in about 1/4 inch thick slices. spread the goat cheese on each piece. Drizzle the oil over the tomatoes. Sprinkle with a dash salt and pepper and serve.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Lois Griffin permalink
    October 1, 2010 3:24 pm

    I am impressed!! You have a beautiful site and lots of good info. Keep up the good work!. Wish I had known about the place in Carmel Valley when we were out there. We wish you could meet us in Athens tomorrow but certainly understand. Hope to see you soon. Love, G’ma


    • October 1, 2010 3:35 pm

      Thanks Grandma. I try to make a new post at least once a week so keep checking in! I wish I could make it to Athens but I will see you soon!


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