I love this salad because it’s so light and refreshing, and it really showcases the flavor of the heirloom tomatoes. This salad is great to serve with cider vinaigrette chicken – just make extra vinaigrette and use it to marinade chicken before grilling.
Heirloom Tomato and Walnut Salad with Cider Vinaigrette
(Yield: 2 servings)
2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced ½ inch thick
2 TB chopped walnuts, toasted
1 TB fresh minced chives
Fresh shaved Pecorino Romano cheese to taste (other cheeses that work well include Parmesan, goat, bleu, and feta)
½ TB organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider
1 TB extra virgin olive oil
¼ tsp Dijon mustard
¼ tsp honey
Pinch salt and pepper
Whisk together all the ingredients for the cider vinaigrette. Arrange the tomatoes on a plate and top with the walnuts, chives, cheese, and vinaigrette.