Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Summer Fresh Tomato Salad

I love fresh summer produce.  I love stopping at our local produce stands to pick up the best of local produce. There is nothing like a "home-grown" tomato.

Chris doesn't always like "hot" food in the summer so we often have a BLT or Taco Salad, etc.  Tonight we had Air-Fryer Chicken, Roasted Cauliflower and this yummy Summer Tomato Salad.

** If you live in Omaha or the surrounding area, please visit Nelson Produce.  Follow them on Instagram.  They have two produce stands (one on 204th near Dairy Chef and the other one is on I street....but visiting their farm is the best.  You can have lunch and the children or grandchildren can play.  The Nelson Farm is at 10505 North 234th Street in Valley, Nebraska.  I know this Fall will be fun on the farm too!

Summer Fresh Tomato Salad (adapted from Two Peas and their Pod)

2 lbs of a mixture of fresh summer tomatoes - different shapes and colors, cut into chunks
1/4 red onion, cut into very think slices
1-2  Tbsp olive oil
1/2 - 1Tbsp red wine vinegar
8-10 basil leaves, chopped
fresh Mozzerella balls or feta cheese crumbles, optional
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Place chopped tomatoes and onions in a large bow.  Drizzle with olive oil and red wine vinegar and toss gently.  Add cheese if desired and chopped fresh basil (I use kitchen shears) and season with salt and pepper.  You can serve immediately or let the salad sit, tossing occasionally for about 30 minutes allowing the flavors to mingle!

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