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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
- Yield: 6 side-dish salads
- Start to Finish
Take advantage of the summer's juiciest tomatoes in this side salad topped with a homemade sweet-tangy-salty dressing.
Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing (recipe below)
assorted heirloom tomatoes, sliced and/or red or yellow tomatoes, sliced or cut into thin wedges; roma tomatoes, cut into wedges; yellow pear tomatoes, halved; and/or cherry tomatoes, halved
Sea salt or coarse salt
Freshly ground black pepper
cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded and coarsely chopped
small red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
loosely packed small basil leaves or shredded basil leaves
Snipped fresh chives (optional)
Prepare blue cheese dressing. Cover; store in refrigerator while preparing salad.
Arrange tomatoes on six individual salad plates. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Top with cucumber and onion. Drizzle with dressing. Top with basil leaves. Garnish with chives, if you like. Serve immediately. 6 side-dish salads
Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing
mayonnaise or salad dressing
plain yogurt or dairy sour cream
crumbled blue cheese, other blue cheese, goat cheese or feta cheese (1 ounce)
- 2 - 3
buttermilk or milk
minced garlic or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
crumbled blue cheese, goat cheese or feta cheese (1 ounce)
snipped fresh chives (optional)
- In a blender or food processor, combine mayonnaise; yogurt or sour cream; 1/4 cup cheese, buttermilk; lemon juice and garlic. Cover; blend or process until smooth. Transfer mixture to a small bowl; stir in 1/4 cup cheese and chives (optional). Serve immediately or cover and store in refrigerator for up to 1 week. If necessary, stir in additional buttermilk or milk to make a dressing of desired consistency. Makes about 1 cup.
(Heirloom Tomato Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing)
sat. fat (g) 4, chol. (mg) 14, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5, Monounsaturated fat (g) 3, sugar (g) 6, fiber (g) 2, cal. (kcal) 171, calcium (mg) 121, Fat, total (g) 14, carb. (g) 9, Potassium (mg) 446, sodium (mg) 316, vit. C (mg) 18, pro. (g) 5, vit. A (IU) 1263, iron (mg) 1, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Folate (µg) 32