Sunday, September 2, 2012

Quick Cherry Tomato Salad

Every year when we sit down and decide what we will plant in our garden, we vow that we will cut down on the number of tomato plants or at least the number of different varieties.  And every year, Michael makes the mistake of taking me along to pick out the plants.  We always start with a few basics - roma, cherry, heirloom.  But then I see a beautiful yellow cherry tomato, and the perfectly-sized grape tomato, and those lovely pear-shaped cherry tomatoes.  And pretty soon, year after cursed (blessed?) year, we end up with half a dozen different kinds of tomato plants.  But I just can't imagine summer without this lovely delicious cherry tomato salad.  The colors, the flavors, and the textures of all these different kinds of tomatoes tossed with home-grown basil embodies those end of summer porch-sitting kind of nights.

Quick Cherry Tomato Salad


-2 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
-1/2 c. non-fat feta cheese
-1/4 c. fresh basil leaves, chopped
-1 T. balsamic vinegar
-2 t. olive oil


1.  In a medium bowl, toss halved tomatoes with basil, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil.  Sprinkle with feta and gently toss.

try using leftovers in a wrap,
along with chicken and baby spinach

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