Heirloom Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese


I woke up in the middle of the night freezing cold.  Even though I had a fuzzy warm blanket and my son snuggled up next to me, it wasn’t enough to keep me warm.  I managed to sleep the rest of the night, but first thing this morning, before I even made coffee, I lit the pilot light on our heater and cranked that puppy up to 75.


The first day of Fall is Thursday and I am taking every advantage of the last of Summer’s heirloom tomatoes.  Trader Joes had a big basket of them for $2.99 so I bought a bunch of them and made a fantastic & fast Heirloom Tomato Salad.  I ended up using this salad all week!   I put it on sandwiches, on pasta, on top of fried polenta with a little goat cheddar melted over the top.  Then I ate the last of it right out of the bowl!

If you are looking for more delicious recipes to make with your last tomatoes try my Roasted Tomato Soup, which is the most popular recipe on my blog so far!


Heirloom Tomato Salad

  • 2-3 large heirloom tomatoes
  • 1/8 cup of Italian Dressing
  • salt & pepper
  • goat chevre
  • basil leaves
  1.  Slice tomatoes into cubes and place in a collander over another bowl to allow juices to drain free.  Allow to drain for a few minutes then discard juice or use for smoothies or tomato sauce.  Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Gently toss tomatoes in a large bowl with Italian Dressing.  Sprinkle with goat cheese, basil and pepper.

Author: Melissa

I live in the high desert outside of Los Angeles in southern California with my 14-year-old daughter and my 6 yr old son. I love to help people, which is why I am a teacher! I find so much joy in helping others create a life they love. This little blog is about food. Growing it, cooking it and eating it! I hope it inspires you to try something new and stretch yourself!

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