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.


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


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!


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 //

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 if they're not sweet enough already.

I moved!! :)

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!