Heavenly Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Tomatos

In Heaven, all the tomatoes are Heirlooms.  At least, they better be or I’m not going there.  Heaven on Earth is late summer when tomatoes come into season.  If you spy them, buy them.  Pick a balance of red, green and yellow tomatoes.  Next, you want a mix of small, cherry-type tomatoes of varying size and color.

  1.  Slice the large tomatoes and layer them on a pretty plate, alternating colors.
  2. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half. 
  3. In a small bowl mix 1 Tbs. of red wine vinegar, 3 Tbs. of good, fruity extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  4. Add the cherry tomatoes to the dressing and toss.
  5. With a slotted spoon, remove the cherry tomatoes from the dressing and mound in the center of the plate.
  6. Drizzle the remaining dressing over the sliced tomatoes and shower some torn basil leaves over the whole dish.  

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