Friday, April 27, 2012

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Sometimes finding that unique dish that all can eat and enjoy can be elusive, but not when heirloom tomatoes are in season. After all, what do you get when you combine fresh, heirloom tomatoes, goat cheese, capers, fresh basil and balsamic vinegar? An absolutely fab and beautiful salad to kill for. 

The great thing is that this beauty can be on the table in 12--count 'em--12 minutes or less. Now, how much easier can it possibly be?

 Here is my recipe:

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 4-inch heirloom  tomatoes
2 tablespoons goat cheese, broken into small pieces
4 large Fresh basil Leaves, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon capers drained

Here is how I did it:
1. Place balsamic vinegar in small sauce pan over medium low heat. Heat until reduced by half, about 10 to12 minutes.

2. While balsamic vinegar reduces, divide one 4-inch heirloom tomato into eight equal parts. Place half one each of two salad plates. Sprinkle each with one-half of crumbled goat cheese, one-half of capers, and one half of basil strips.

3. Garnish each with a small spray of basil leaves. Drizzle each with one-half of balsamic vinegar.

Servings: 2

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