Sweet heirloom tomatoes topped with homemade creamy blue cheese dressing is the perfect, fresh summer salad!
How can it already be Sunday you guys? I’m pretty sure the weekends go much faster in the summer than they do in the winter. I blame it on the beautiful weather and all the fun things to do outside. Speaking of fun things to do, I love spending part of my Sunday morning checking out the local produce at our farmers market. It’s still a little early in the season for all the local tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, melons, and peaches to arrive, but I still find plenty of goodies to snack on while I’m there!
On top of going to the farmers market I also like to spend some time working on my vegetable garden on Sundays. I got a little bit of a late start on it this year because of our unusually cold, wet, and even snowy weather in May. However, a couple weeks ago while my mom was in town she helped me get everything planted.
This year I’ll be enjoying tons of tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, carrots, and hopefully a couple jalapeños. In my pots on my deck I’m growing basil, oregano, cilantro, chives and thyme. I’m seeing a lot of salsa and tomato salads like this Heirloom Tomato and Blue Cheese Salad in my future.
This heirloom tomato and blue cheese salad is the perfect simple salad to serve this summer. The star of the salad is all of the gorgeous tomatoes. I chose to use mini heirlooms because I love all their colors, however regular cherry or grape tomatoes will be just as good. I paired the sweet juicy tomatoes with a creamy and chunky homemade blue cheese dressing. I love the tang of the blue cheese with the sweetness of the tomatoes. Finish the salad off with some chives, a few more crumbles of blue cheese, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Simple, fresh, and delicious, is exactly how I like my food in the summer time!