If you're looking for a salad that's bright, not only in color but also in flavor, this one is for you! It can be made with any tomatoes you have on hand, but using heirlooms yields a pretty result with the variety of colors available.
Try it at your next cookout!
Heirloom tomato salad with fresh basil and goat cheese
2 pounds of heirloom grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1/3 cup torn fresh basil
3 ounces goat cheese, chopped
3 TBS olive oil
1 ½ TBS white wine vinegar
1 tsp minced garlic
½ tsp salt
1. Whisk together oil, vinegar, garlic, and salt in a small bowl to make vinaigrette. Set aside.
2. Place tomato halves in a salad bowl. Sprinkle basil over the tomatoes, then drizzle with vinaigrette. Toss to coat.
3. Top with chunks of cheese. Allow to marinate 30 minutes before serving.