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Tomato Walnut Salad with Blue Cheese

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Toasted Walnuts and Smoked Blue Cheese

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 4-6
  • Category: salad
  • Method: Layered
  • Cuisine: Northwest

Description

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Toasted Walnuts and Smoked Blue Cheese – a simple summer salad highlighting sweet and juicy heirloom tomatoes. Can be made in 15 minutes!


Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ripe summer tomatoes (colorful heirlooms are nice)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese, thinly sliced (purchase smoked blue cheese if available!)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 12 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley

Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar ( or red wine or balsamic)
  • 1 garlic clove (finely minced) or sub 1 tablespoon finely minced shallot
  • pinch salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Wash and slice the tomatoes and place them on a platter, slightly overlapping.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Scatter the toasted walnuts and add the thinly sliced blue cheese over top.
  4. Sprinkle with the fresh herbs.
  5. Make the dressing and spoon it over the top, trying to get a little on each tomato slice.
  6. Enjoy!

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