Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Recipe - Heirloom Tomato Salad

When we went to Charleston for Tara's birthday, she and I shared a local heirloom salad that was on the specials menu at Coast.  It was SO good so I just knew I had to recreate at home. 
I made mine last night and this morning I looked at the picture I took from Coast and mine is not nearly as pretty but it was really tasty.  I'm fine with the fact that I'm not a chef in Charleston, SC.  But I am a pretend chef in my house and I guess that's what matters.  Ha!
Saturday morning I picked up "the" tomato from the Farmer's Market.  So I used a ginormous one for the two of us and I have leftovers for today.  Let's count it as 3 servings.
Slice your tomatoes.  I used two teaspoons of goat cheese.   A few leaves of fresh basil.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Drizzle a tiny bit of olive oil over top.  Wa-la!  (I'm so great at giving measurements aren't I?!)
Now here is how Coast did it!  I forgot they had done the grape tomatoes and shallots.  They make it look prettier for sure!
See?  Definitely prettier than mine.  But both were tasty!
Getcha some heirloom tomatoes and make this before Fall really begins!!! 


  1. I am going to try this! Looks yummy!

  2. Oh and I LOVE Coast. That is my fave Charleston Restaurant.

  3. Yumm! I have been making the most delicious pasta with heirloom tomatoes. Soaking up every last one of the summer!

  4. We ate at coast on our trip to Charleston too! I had the best drink and lobster there!!

  5. Oh yum!! I cannot wait to be able to eat goat cheese again! I love it. Just stumbled onto your adorable blog!

  6. this looks incredible! i can't wait to give it a try!

    i think a trip to the farmer's market is in order SOON...like today!

  7. omg yum! I LOVE heirloom tomatoes so much! Your post made me add this to my shopping list tonight :)

  8. Looks delish and a great presentation! Can't wait to try it!

  9. Yum. Maybe add some toasted pine nuts! I love adding them to salads. :)