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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Heirloom Tomato and White tuna Salad

Heirloom tomatoes are a wonderful alternative to regular store bought tomatoes.  They vary in size , shape, colour and texture.  They have a wonderful thin skin and are super tasty. These fantastic tomatoes can be easily grown in your garden from a good seed source.  This year we are growing 12 varieties and look forward to a wonderful harvest.  Many supermarkets are now selling these wonderful tomatoes  just in case your thumb isn't very green.  I think you will agree, once you try them you will not want to eat regular tomatoes again.
This salad is very light and fresh tasting and the white tuna brings great flavor and texture to balance it all out.

1 lb. assorted heirloom tomatoes
1 can white tuna, water removed
1/2 of a small red onion cut in strips
1Tbsp. fresh oregano or 1 tsp. dried oregano
3 tbsp. feta cheese crumbled
1 tsp. coarse sea salt
1 tbsp. aged balsamic vinegar
3-4 tbsp. good quality extra virgin olive oil
fresh cracked black pepper
3-4 fresh basil leaves finely chopped

Cut tomatoes into 1 inch pieces ( cherry tomatoes can be halved) and add to a bowl
Drain tuna well and add to bowl
Add all other ingredients and mix well. Allow to sit for 10 minutes then serve.

Its simple and quick to make, great for a light lunch or a great salad to acompany  almost anything you enjoy from the grill.


Rowena... said...

12 varieties!!! Danny, you the man, and I am totally impressed that you also tend a garden. This year I only managed a half dozen looking forward to your harvest!

whozyerdanny said...

Yes, I love tomatoes...they are as beautiful as they are tasty! In my next life , I want to be one!

DARaiente said...

OMG! That looks beautiful and looks like it tastes awesome! Nice fresh summer dish :-)


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