(Multicolored heirloom tomatoes are paired with aged balsamic vinegar and fresh basil for a classic heirloom tomato and basil summer salad.)
So I seem to be having some separation anxiety; you see, I’m not ready to let summer go quite yet. I fully understand that summer is officially over, but I have been stubbornly hanging on to my favorite season as it slipped away, not quite ready to move into fall and the holidays.
I love that summer is the season filled with sunshine, blue skies and warm night air. I love that the days are long, everyone seems more relaxed and nature offers so much beauty. But I can’t hang on forever, so today I have decided to finally let summer go with this Heirloom Tomato Salad, the quintessential quick and delicious late summer meal.
Heirloom tomatoes can be found at most farmer’s markets and grocery stores during the later part of the summer months and into early fall. Sweet vine ripened heirloom tomatoes don’t need much dressing up, a little balsamic vinegar some olive oil and a few pieces of torn basil make for a perfect salad. A variety of red, yellow, and orange tomatoes make this seasonal salad flavorful as well as beautiful. Don’t forget a nice piece of tender burrata cheese to accompany it.
Now I’m ready to embrace fall.