Heirloom Tomato Salad with Feta and Pistachios
Heirloom tomato salad with feta and pistachios is the ultimate summer tomato salad. Sweet heirloom (or heritage) wedges are plated with feta and fresh basil, then drizzled with a light, lemon and pistachio dressing.
Heirloom tomatoes are one of my favorite produce items of the season and it is rare for me to not pick up some this gorgeous bounty when I am at the farmers market or store.
It’s the varying colors (along with their sweet flavor) that really draw me to them. Look at the red and yellow running through the one in the picture below. How pretty is that?
I think the more variety of color of heirlooms used the better the presentation. I like to mix it up by using various sizes and mixing in really small heirlooms that come in the plastic tubs.
This salad was the perfect side dish for grilled key lime shrimp (< click for link, picture below) that I made last week and I’ve made this meal twice since because we just can’t get enough and I know that heirloom season will be over soon.
All the flavors of this Heirloom tomato salad with feta and pistachios marry so well together. The salty, tangy feta with the freshness of basil along with the slight sweetness from the dressing and to finish with a crunch from the pistachios, it’s a party in your mouth.
The dressing is unique, in the fact that there are toasted, chopped pistachios in there.
As well as a perfect side dish, this salad would be also perfect as an appetizer or snack. I know I can eat it just about anytime.
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