Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wild Wednesday - Heirloom Tomato Salad with Pesto

I found the most gorgeous heirloom tomatoes at the farmers market!  Gathered in a basket were all sizes, shapes and colors and I couldn't wait to get them home to find out what they were!

A quick internet search told me I had purchased the green zebra, the lemon boy yellow and brandywine red varieties.  And speaking of doing that search, I had no idea so many tomato varieties existed!  It was mind-boggling!

Wanting their flavors to tingle on our tongues I certainly did not want to cover them up with lots of salad dressing or even blanket them with bread in a sandwich.  Instead I decided to spotlight them with a light chop, a sprinkle of salt and pepper, and a dash of fresh pesto.

Heaven on a plate!

The #8 Reason to buy local

Local food helps to keep your taxes in check. Farms contribute more in taxes than they require in services, whereas suburban development costs more than it generates in taxes, according to several studies.


  1. That looks delicious! I love the Green Zebras, we grew them a couple years ago and they were my favs. I totally agree with you: if the tomatoes are super flavorful, I don't like to do much more than salt, pepper and basil on them. yum!

  2. I am so jealous you can grow a heirloom tomato - I cant get a run-of-the-mill red one to grow ;)