Take advantage of the summer's juiciest tomatoes in this side salad topped with a homemade sweet-tangy-salty dressing.

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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Ingredients

Directions

  • Prepare blue cheese dressing. Cover; store in refrigerator while preparing salad.

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  • 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

Nutrition Facts (Heirloom Tomato Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing)

171 calories; 14 g total fat; 14 mg cholesterol; 316 mg sodium. 9 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein;

Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

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