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

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Yield:
6 side-dish salads
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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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; total fat 14g; saturated fat 4g; polyunsaturated fat 5g; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 14mg; sodium 316mg; potassium 446mg; carbohydrates 9g; fiber 2g; sugar 6g; protein 5g; vitamin a 1263IU; vitamin c 18mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 32mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 121mg; iron 1mg.

Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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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