Friday Feasts: Tomato Salad

Please tell me what tastes better than tomatoes in August? Trick question…the answer is nothing. I’ve been eating them at every chance before they disappear.

This week I am sharing a variation on the caprese salad (usually mozzarella, tomato and basil). My Tomato Basil Salad uses feta–which adds a bit more zip to the recipe.

3 cups sliced tomatoes (any size and shape, feel free to mix in green, yellow and orange)
1 large bunch basil leaves cleaned and dried
1/2 cup feta cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tsp. balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Layer thick slices of tomato in a flat dish or bowl. Sprinkle on cheese and top with basil. Add oil and vinegar with salt and pepper. Let stand at least 30 minutes before serving and remember: NEVER PUT YOUR TOMATOES IN THE FRIDGE! It will ruin the taste.

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  • We are enjoying tomatoes at our house as well. Your recipe looks both healthy and delcious!

  • I must try this!

  • I planted SO many tomatoe plants this year but we went away for 2 weeks in July and there ended up being only a little bit of rain…they died, almost all of my plants. SO SAD!! :)I'll live vicariously through yours.

  • Your take on the salad looks as good as the original. Have a good day and a great weekend.

  • This sounds great!! Thanks for visiting my blog! I linked up this week and will definitely check back again next week!!

  • I agree with everything–tomatoes are the best, basil is wonderful. Check my blog as I posted how to make pesto using basil today. Also you are right about never putting tomatoes in the refrigerator. Thanks for sharing.

  • I have a question for you. How do you keep your summer pesto to use in the winter? Have you frozen it before? Do you now if that is a safe way? Thanks for answering me (in advance)

  • Thanks for posting this -I'm growing tomatos for the first time this summer and can't wait for them to ripen!

  • about my pesto… to answer your pesto question–i freeze in zipoc containers and then thaw as needed. some people say leave the cheese out, but I add it anyhow and have never had a problem.