Monday, July 20, 2009

Sun Gold Tomato Salad - an Easy Recipe


Today I ate the first fruits of my garden. My Sun Gold tomatoes are ripening up quickly, and I just had to have a tomato salad with dinner. These orange tomatoes have a sweet and slightly tart flavor. The skins may be a bit tougher than other tomatoes, or that could be due to season or growing conditions.

In order for my salads to pair better with wine, I often leave out the vinegar. These tomatoes are flavorful enough without it.

Ingredients:

Sun Gold or other tomatoes, cut into pieces or sliced
Salt
Pepper
Pistou or other variety of basil from your garden
olive oil

Directions:

In the order that they are listed, place the ingredients on a plate. The olive oil should be drizzled or spritzed over the top of everything, but I accidentally dumped it all in one spot. It was still delicious!

4 comments:

Kim said...

Sun golds are my FAVORITE tomatoes! I developed an allergy to tomatoes, so I'm currently not eating them (bummer), but back in my tomato days, Sun Golds always stole my heart! One summer I worked on an organic farm that grew lots of Sun Golds, and their basil plants were like bushes. I ate a lot of salad very much like yours that summer. : ) Enjoy the fruits of your harvest, and I'm glad to see another Sun Gold lover out there!

-Kim // affairsofliving.blogspot.com

Amy Green (Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free) said...

We bought some Sun Golds and they are incredible. I didn't think about making them into a salad - what a great idea. I like to roast them low and slow in the oven...as if they're not sweet enough already.

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Gina said...

Thanks Kim and Amy! It's good to know there are other people who are into Sun Gold tomatoes - I had never had them, but just bought the plant on a whim!

l'actrice said...

Looks delicious! I'm sure it tastes delicious! Harvesting is the best!