From one time to the next, every time I make this heirloom tomato salad I am shocked at the results. The brightly colored slices demand your attention. The oh-so-simple dressing turns the slices into gourmet heaven. Whether you make individually composed salad plates or one large salad platter, this salad will make a lasting visual impact. I used German Johnson and Yellow Brandywine (which is growing up to be orange in my garden this year).
Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the simple dressing. It is the perfect finishing touch for a fresh-from-the-garden (or market) tomato. On this last rendition I used almond slices because the pine nuts are MIA. Did someone use them as a snack and not tell me? Always be ready to be flexible and make changes at the last minute. Probably no one will notice as they scarf down your quick and simple scene-stealing salad.
The following recipe will serve 4. Cut it in half or double it to serve your needs. Eat this salad fresh. An over-night in the refrigerator diminishes the quality of any fresh tomato dish.
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