This salad is summer in a bowl with sweet, meaty late summer heirloom tomatoes paired with crisp green onions and a light champagne vinaigrette.
I spent my childhood absolutely hating tomatoes and everything about them. Whenever they snuck their way onto my plate I would surely move them one by one onto my moms plate whenever she wasn’t looking.
I look back now on all those missed tomato opportunities and just have to shake my head.
There’s truly nothing more spectacular than a late summer heirloom tomato. They are just sweet and full and bursting with flavor. A good tomato feels heavy for its size in your hands, and you could just bite it like an apple.
The best tomato recipes are simple and make the tomato the star. A tomato sandwich made with white bread, sliced tomato, mayonnaise and salt and pepper is a five star dish when made with a good quality tomato.
This heirloom tomato salad recipe is no exception. Taking full advantage of the tomatoes starting to show up at the farmers market the last few weeks this salad is 90% tomatoes and makes no apologies for it.