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This morning after dropping my girls off at their summer program I headed straight to Bi-Lo (a sister store of Winn-Dixie) because I knew they were going to have some seriously awesome produce. Specifically, I knew I would find gorgeous tomatoes of all shapes and sizes because they were having a Big Fat Juicy Tomato Event .
I was invited to create a recipe in celebration of all things tomato, and after doing my shopping at Bi-Lo, that was no problem. I had plenty of inspiration!
I made an absolutely stunning (and shockingly easy!) tomato salad, and here’s what you’ll need to make it at home.
Heirloom Tomato Salad
- 3 tomatoes (1 red, 1 orange and 1 yellow, if possible)
- 1 red onion, cut in half and sliced into rounds (save the other half for another recipe)
- 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
- 1/4 cup corn (I used canned)
- 1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled
- 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
Begin by slicing each of your tomatoes into fairly thick slices. Arrange on your serving platter as desired (I layered them on top of each other in a horizontal line).
Now add your onion slices on top, followed by the corn and the bacon.
Sprinkle the goat cheese as desired, and top with fresh cilantro. Serve immediately, and if desired, with oil and vinegar dressing.
This dish is a real show-stopper for parties and picnics, or you could be like me and just serve it as a special Monday night dinner surprise! Tomatoes are at their peak of awesome right now, and their beautiful colors and delicious flavors can transform a dish, or even make them the centerpiece of a recipe, like the one I made today. Don’t forget to stop by Winn-Dixie (or Bi-Lo!) this week to check out the incredible selection of tomatoes they have. You’ll be impressed, and you’ll also be able to turn them into something quite impressive!