Tomato Salad


I’ve been eating this salad a lot lately. Tomatoes are getting good and tasty and we need to savor them while they last. They are one of those fruits/vegetables that can really blow your mind. The difference between a good one and a bad one is night and day. I came across these good ones at Green City Market. Big, juicy heirlooms in an assortment of colors that make for an elegant arrangement on your plate.


The sliced tomatoes found a good friend in corn, freshly cut off of the cob. The two were dressed with a sharp champagne vinaigrette which really pulled everything together. Each bite tasted like summer and made me so happy to be enjoying the warm summer weather when I can find it.

You may have noticed that I have been a little M.I.A.— I apologize for the shortage of recipes around here. Much has been happening that is keeping me out of the kitchen. The most exciting of which is that Bryan and I are in the process of buying our first place! I had no idea how much time and energy it would drain out of me. For the first time ever, I am obsessing over kitchen counters and coffee tables rather than croissants and BLP’s. The good news is that we found a great place and I will tell you all about it soon. I am excited to set up a new kitchen and share more culinary adventures with everyone. In the meantime, posts should be resuming at a more regular rate now! Thanks for your patience (I’ll be asking for it again as we get closer to closing/moving)!!


Tomato Salad

There really isn’t a recipe here, just an idea. Slice some heirloom tomatoes and arrange them on a big serving plate. Throw some fresh corn kernels on top and some slices of fresh basil. I topped it all with a simple shallot vinaigrette made with champagne vinegar. It was awesome.

14 comments to “Tomato Salad”

  1. We’ve been eating tons of tomatoes around here, and you’re right, the difference between heirlooms in season and some yucky old tomatoes that aren’t in season is enormous. These tomatoes actually feel different in your hand–extra firm and solid, but in a good way. The last tomato dish we ate was pretty similar to yours but minus the corn, and we just kept marveling at how sweet and delicious they were.

  2. Congratulations on your first place. Just imagine obsessing about those croissants in your OWN kitchen. Best of luck in this adventure!

  3. Gorgeous tomatoes!

  4. Congrats on the new place! How exciting! This is exactly the sort of meal I’ve been assembling lately, too.

  5. So exciting that you are buying your own place! I can’t wait to see kitchen pictures. Congrats!

  6. This is exactly what I’ve been eating the past a couple weeks. The heirloom tomatoes at the Green City Market are beautiful and I’m loving fresh corn in everything (especially in pasta salads)!

  7. So fresh and colorful – this looks absolutely delicious! Congrats on buying your first place!!!

  8. so delicious looking…I like the attention you give to the too-oft neglected tomato which thankfully is rising in esteem again… exquisite colouring!

    And congrats on the home scenario… will be excellent to see you creating from your won new space!


  10. Congrats on the place – something about owning makes you feel so grown and special :)

    i bought some nice heirloom tomatoes this weekend too, and mixed them with some blanched asparagus, shaved fennel, and lemon vinaigrette. Nice summery (even without th ematching weather!) and fresh!!

    i love the corn though – great idea!

  11. Thanks for the good wishes everyone!

  12. Wow, I just stumbled upon your blog – great recipes and I love the photos! The shallot vinaigrette with champagne vinegar sounds incredible.

  13. Gorgeous…tomatoes are really only worth eating when they’re this good!

  14. Had this for lunch today after a trip to the local farmer’s market. The perfect dish for the last days of summer!

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