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Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe. I've thrown together a lot of tomato salads in my life.

Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe

A lot. But, I don't think I've ever posted one here. I suppose they just seemed like a lot of the other tomato salads out there...But(!) I made a tomato salad over the weekend that is a bit offbeat, in a good way. And I thought it was worth sharing. Beyond that, I found myself pulling from ingredients around the kitchen. . - More Tomato Recipes - - More Salad Recipes - HS: You can absolutely roast the tomatoes ahead of time if needed. 2 pounds / 1 kg tomatoes ( a mix of small heirlooms & cherry tomatoes), halved 1/4 cup / 60 ml extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon brown sugar or maple syrup couple pinches of fine grain sea salt 1/3 cup toasted almond slices 2 tablespoons capers, fried in a bit of oil 6 oz good mozzarella, torn into chunks a handful of torn lettuce leaves generous drizzle of lemon olive oil or chive oil* chive (or herb) flowers or minced chives, to serve Serves 4 - 6 as a side.

Prep time: 10 min - Cook time: 60 min. End of Summer Succotash. I haven’t been home much lately.

End of Summer Succotash

I’ve been busy being part of the opening of a great new restaurant. I’ve fine tuned brunch, dinner, and dessert menus to perfection over the last month. Summer Squash Couscous with Sultanas, Pistachios and Mint recipe on Cooking is more fun with friends.

Summer Squash Couscous with Sultanas, Pistachios and Mint recipe on

Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join. Let's GoLearn more Join Our Community Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Sign Up ♥ 1,989 + Save ▴ If you like it, save it! Save and organize all of the stuff you love in one place. NECTARINE & FENNEL SALAD. My free time has been a bit limited lately, so cooking hasn't been worth sharing.


I would call it more 'assembling' than I would cooking in the past two weeks. I missed it, it is my therapy. I was so excited to be making something that I talked through making this entire salad. Imagine Food Network with no eye contact or matching pans and bowls. Blueberry & Apricot Super Salad. These last weekends we have been having not only one Welcome-To-The-World Picnic for Elsa, but two!

Blueberry & Apricot Super Salad

The first in Copenhagen and the second in Stockholm. Grilled Corn & Barley Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette recipe on Kale, Cherry & Avocado Salad with Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing. Nothing hits the spot on a 95 degree day quite like this simple and refreshing kale salad.

Kale, Cherry & Avocado Salad with Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing

Honestly, I’ve been too hot, sweaty and cranky to turn on my oven and this salad is just what the doctor ordered. We’ve been putting in extremely long days at the farm and literally every single bone in our bodies aches. I joke that we are too young to feel so damn old, but it’s the truth. Most days I could use the assistance of a walker to get around. We aren’t looking good I tell ya! Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes: fall harvest salad ~ spicy sweet vinaigrette{gf} Golubka Kitchen. August 21st, 2011 Last weekend, I got a chance to travel to New York, a city I love very much.

Golubka Kitchen

I had a few particular places to visit in mind and, unsurprisingly, they were mostly food-related. Pure Food and Wine, Chelsea Market, Hangawi, the list went on. But most of all, I couldn’t wait to explore the Union Square Greenmarket. I’d been to the Greenmarket once before. Goodies from the market, like a Dutch still life painting. The summer market, of course, is a completely different experience. I loved the crowd, in their straw hats, with loaded canvas bags, smelling the peaches for ripeness, digging through mounds of heirloom tomatoes to find the prettiest, carrying home beautiful bouquets of flowers.

Pluot Summer Salad Recipe. A lot of the fruit salads this time of year are sweet.

Pluot Summer Salad Recipe

Juicy, ripe fragrant fruit with a sweet dressing - summer bliss bite after bite. These compositions live in the dessert category of my brain. That said, there are often times I feel compelled to snap fruit salads out of dessert-land and lead them over to the savory side of the spectrum. One of the more popular examples of this is watermelon, feta, and mint. You probably know the combination well. A couple of notes. Peachy corn succotash tacos with lentils + basil slaw. Pin it!

peachy corn succotash tacos with lentils + basil slaw

Pin it! These healthy tacos with fresh sweet corn, juicy peaches and basil are a culmination of many thoughts of dreamy summer meals simmering away over time. My love of juicy fruit in savory dishes is pretty obvious at this point and tacos are the perfect outdoor-dwelling-with-a-cool-drink-in-the-other-hand-kinda food (my heart is devoted to those foods). Spiced Tomato Gratin Recipe. We have family visiting from out of town this week.

Spiced Tomato Gratin Recipe

Meaning, I've been a bit tied up, with not as much time to write. But, on the flip side, I have been cooking quite a bit. And in a change of routine, we've been eating dinners outside thanks to a new table purchase. I'm stubbornly determined to enjoy many al fresco meals sitting at it, even if it means wearing three layers of sweaters. So, for our first under-the-fog meal at our new table, I made this twist on a favorite Suzanne Goin Potato-Tomato Gratin recipe. One of the things I like about Suzanne's gratin is the way she strikes bright, flavorful, deep and rustic notes in a preparation that isn't overly decadent. Either way, this is the sort of thing that is perfect just out of the oven.

Charred Corn and Avocado Salad with Lime, Chili, and Tomato recipe on Author Notes: This is a simple and delicious summertime salad to have up your sleeve. When creating it, I intended to grill the avocado, corn, poblano, and red onion but then turned to my broiler instead. Broiling is a much underappreciated method of cooking in my opinion, and it works beautifully for this salad. Using the broiler versus the grill enables you to easily char the corn off the cob and the avocado, poblano and red onion in small pieces, resulting in more surface area to pick up that delicious charred flavor. It’s also incredibly easy -- all you have to do is preheat your broiler and assemble your ingredients on a sheet pan, with the avocado needing the least amount of time under the broiler. SQUASH PASTA WITH YOGURT, PEAS AND CHILE // FACING THAT OPEN SPACE. When I left home to travel last month, it felt like a perfect clean slate: I had just turned in my manuscript; my most longstanding regular freelance gig, with Etsy, had come to a close; and a fledgling romance had unraveled.

It was kind of liberating. I had no loose ends, and no compelling reason to stay home. I needed to get the heck out of dodge. As I do every year. Montana has an irresistible power over me. Strawberry Salad with Halloumi. Of all the days of the week, I think Fridays are my favourite cooking days. I cook something every day, but during the week it is often rushed, and not as enjoyable as it can be when I can take my time to really embrace the whole process. I love buying fresh produce, loading my kitchen benchtop with the ingredients I'm going to use, rolling up my sleeves and getting to work. What I love about making salads is that I'm using the fresh colourful ingredients, and I think Damien Pignolet said it so well in his latest book: "Composing any dish (...) calls for understanding of what constitutes balance". Pignolet refers cooking to composing classical music, because "the instruments employed by a cook in creating a dish are the chosen raw material woven into balance as governed by our sense of taste.

" Chickpea, tomato + feta salad with pomegranate molasses dressing + a spice giveaway! It's been awhile since I've spoken about our garden hasn't it? When we first started growing our own vegetables about 10 years ago everything was planned and precise. The tomatoes were lined up in perfect rows, cucumbers grew on trellis and each and every carrot had it's place. Si and I are both perfectionists so I guess it was only natural that our garden reflected our anal tendencies. Fast forward a few years and looking at our current garden (aka the jungle) you would never guess they were planted by the same people.

We have strawberries in pots sprawled along the pavement in every kind of pot known to man kind. That's what busyness will do to a garden, and I guess we've just learnt to let go and realise that it doesn't have to be perfect to be good. Roast eggplant, tomato and feta salad with pomegranate molasses dressing. Zucchini Ricotta Cheesecake Recipe. I threw together this zucchini-flecked ricotta cheesecake when I got home from the farmers' market the other day. The green and yellow squash skins along with a nice amount of chopped dill visually pepper the interior of this savory cake. Summer Salad Recipe: Roasted Garlic, Olive & Tomato Pasta Salad Recipes from The Kitchn. Summer Lovin’ Vegetable Tart. Summer Stuffed Patty Pans. Pico de Gallo Salsas. These fresh salsas are loaded with nutrients yet low in calories and fat.

Serve them as dips or condiments with Mexican food, stir them into rice or quinoa to make flavorful pilafs, or use them to top grilled fish or meat. Saffron Bulgur With Vegetables. Vegetable ceviche + chipotle pepita “pilaf” My friend asked me if I had any ideas for a simple, raw, vegetable-heavy dish (that wasn’t a salad) to make in the heat of summer. I had some things in mind, but they involved a bit of blending, or use of a food processor, a spiralized vegetable, or maybe a dehydrated component. Adding a sprouted grain was tempting, but would prolong the process of having the actual meal by a day or so.

My mind went to work is what I’m trying to say. It moved too fast for the simple task at hand. Artichokes with Parsley and Preserved Lemon Pesto recipe from Food52. Green Beans with Apricots and Serrano Ham recipe from Food52. Author Notes: I had this strange and bewitching little salad at Jaleo, a Spanish restaurant that’s part of Jose Andres's Washington D.C. empire. There are no earth-shattering techniques or unusual ingredients involved. Just some dried apricots plumped with sherry and Serrano ham cut into confetti-like cubes. After blanching the haricots verts you want to keep them warm, and toss them quickly with the ham and warm apricots. The heat of the beans should warm the fat in the ham so it helps flavor the salad.

Simple dishes are all about this kind of detail. Serves 4. Heirloom Tomato and Mango Lassi with Ground Sumac recipe from Food52. Chilled Cantaloupe Soup recipe from Food52. Charred Corn and Avocado Salad with Lime, Chili and Tomato recipe from Food52. Turnip soup with Turnip Greens.