Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Favorite Summer Recipe !

Salad of Tomatoes, Pecans, Peaches, Blueberries, Goat Cheese and Basil


1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar (if white is not available, use traditional brown)

1 garlic clove, minced

2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil

2 large fresh peaches, peeled and diced

2 tablespoons fresh basil, chiffonade

2 to 3 pounds sliced heirloom tomatoes (use varying colors and sizes)

2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half

3 ounces crumbled goat cheese (substitute with blue or feta if you prefer)

3/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans

1 cup fresh blueberries

Pinch of salt to taste

Freshly ground pepper to taste


Whisk together balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, olive oil and salt. Stir in diced peaches into mixture Place single layer of sliced tomatoes on serving platter. I usually overlap one edge of tomatoes for a nice presentation. Spoon out peach/balsamic/olive oil mixture over tomatoes. Then sprinkle sliced cherry tomatoes, crumbled cheese and chopped toasted pecans on top of tomatoes. Next sprinkle chiffonade of basil on top. Finally, sprinkle freshly ground pepper and sprinkle of salt to taste

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