A ripe tomato is simple summer food at its best! When I saw those totally flavorful tomatoes at the market a week ago, I just had to create a new seasonal recipe with tomatoes as star ingredient. Simply combine heirloom tomatoes with fresh rucola, savory feta cheese and healthy olives. Roasted pumpkin seeds provide the extra crunch. As with any dish containing just a few ingredients, you should get the best quality products available!
Summer salad (serves 3-4):
150g feta cheese
3 tbsp pumpkin seeds
small handful of fresh basil leaves
2 tbsp cold-pressed olive oil
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
500g heirloom tomatoes (or cherry tomatoes)
1 tbsp of melted ghee
some sage, thyme or rosemary
Put the tomatoes in an ovenproof dish and cover with melted ghee. Add herbs and roast at 200°C for about 20 minutes. When ready, mix rucola, cheese and olives with olive oil, maple syrup and vinegar. Add tomatoes and decorate with pumpkin seeds and basil leaves. Serve with a slice of crispy baguette or ciabatta bread.
Looking for the best tomatoes for this recipe? Well, the best ones are those from your own garden. Check this post on Yard Day on how to grow the juiciest & tastiest tomatoes!
For more culinary inspiration, check out my new blog breakfast delights! Get inspired by my homemade breakfast & brunch recipes and discover new brunch spots all over Europe!
Lots of love, Elisabeth