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Summer Cherry Tomato Salad

So often when people think of how to use tomatoes, they think of sauces, soups, and other warm meals. But instead of heating up the kitchen this summer, I recommend using all those tomatoes from your garden to cool off with a fresh cherry tomato salad that's perfect for an August picnic or cookout.

Summer Cherry Tomato Salad
Serves 4
 
2 cups cut in half cherry tomatoes
1 cucumber, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 generous tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
½ cup chopped fresh basil
½ cup crumbled blue cheese
 
Combine tomatoes, cucumber, salt, pepper, sugar in a salad bowl. Mix oil and vinegar together and pour over salad; toss well. Add basil and cheese; toss again.
 

Comments

  1. Kathleen Atkins's avatar

    Kathleen Atkins

    Looking forward to seeing the new shows i have a question so many recipes call for tomatoes i am unable to eat regular tomatoes i can eat the yellow ones do you have any suggestions for what to use thanks again for sharing your recipes with us by for know Kathleen Atkins
  2. Kathleen Atkins's avatar

    Kathleen Atkins

    Looking forward to seeing the new shows i have a question so many recipes call for tomatoes i am unable to eat regular tomatoes i can eat the yellow ones do you have any suggestions for what to use thanks again for sharing your recipes with us by for know Kathleen Atkins
  3. Carmela Tarascio's avatar

    Carmela Tarascio

    You are still the best! Enjoy learning so much from you about real Italian cooking. Look forward to have this salad tonight!
  4. Antonia Iandimarino - DeLuca's avatar

    Antonia Iandimarino - DeLuca

    I love this recipe. Question: Can I use another cheese like feta or goat cheese?

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