Friday, August 12, 2016

Tomato, Peach & Melon Salad


This is one of those simple recipes that should only be made in summer when the in-season produce is perfectly ripe. Please use the absolute best quality extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and sea salt because you will taste each ingredient separately in this simple salad. You will not believe how delicious the combination of tomatoes, peaches, and melon is when married into this easy dish.



I made this yesterday for dinner and paired with a pecan crusted grilled trout. Over the top good and perfect for a hot summer night, or make for your next potluck dinner.This salad will be a hit at the party. Enjoy!



Tomato, Peach & Melon Salad
(serves 4)

2 large heirloom tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 large ripe summer peach, cut into wedges
1/2 honeydew melon, scooped into balls
extra virgin olive oil
best quality pure, aged balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup fresh basil, torn or chopped
sea salt

Arrange tomatoes, peaches, and melon in a decorative pattern on a large platter. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over the top. Drizzle about 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar over the oil. Scatter the basil over the salad and sprinkle with sea salt.
Serve immediately.



It is "Tomato" week at Food Network's Summer Soiree roundup. Do you have a favorite tomato recipe to share? Please list (or link) in the comments below. And be sure to check out the other delicious sounding recipes from my blogger friends and Food Network. 

Feed Me Phoebe: Steamed Clams with Chorizo, Tomatoes and Kale
The Mediterranean Dish: 
10 Fresh Tomato Recipes with a Mediterranean Twist
The Mom 100: 
Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce
Homemade Delish: 
Roasted Tomato and Poblano Salsa
The Wimpy Vegetarian: 
Easy Summer Tomato Tart with Artichoke Spread
The Heritage Cook: 
Tomato and Cucumber Summer Salad (Gluten-Free)
Devour: 
Praise Caprese with 6 Twists on Tomato Salad
Healthy Eats: 
How to Use Up Your Last Batch of Fresh Tomatoes
Creative Culinary: 
Fresh Tomato Summer Pie
In Jennie's Kitchen: 
Classic Caprese Salad
Napa Farmhouse 1885: 
Tomato, Peach & Melon Salad
Taste with the Eyes: 
For Tomato Lovers Only
FN Dish: 
The Best Fresh Tomato Recipes You to Make, Like, Right Now


best,
diane


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