Heirloom Tomato and Radish Salad. Fresh colorful Heirloom Tomatoes and a delightful array of crunchy, bity, radishes enrobed in a citrus vinegarette.
I think Heirloom Tomatoes are one of natures most beautiful creations. From the color variations to the organic shapes, each one is uniquely different and beautiful. They are the perfect selection to welcome in the much desired summer weather and lunch on the deck while soaking in the rays and sounds of summer.
Across the aisle from the Heirlooms were the perfectly colorful and unique “Breakfast Radishes”. Each one is of a different color, height and shape, much like the tomatoes. They almost looked magical sitting there, like they were from a fairy tale garden.
I can imagine the Heirlooms and the radishes longingly staring at each other, hoping to meet, to be paired together. Lucky for them I was shopping that day and thought they would make the perfect couple.
I started by thinly slicing the Heirlooms and then arranging them on the plate in such a way that each unique color shown through. Then I repeated the same with the radishes which shown its color on the edges while exposing the clearest white centers.
I gave the salad a sprinkling of cilantro because I never say no to cilantro, some crunchy celery and then a fresh grind of salt and pepper.
For the dressing I opted for a simple citrus vinegarette. A little lemon, lime, dijon and evoo.
I would love to take full credit for this salad but really I owe it all to mother nature this week. So cheers to this beautiful bounty of colorful, seasonal goodness!
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Heirloom Tomato and Radish Salad
- 2 Heirloom tomatoes
- 2-3 Breakfast radishes
- 1 stalk celery
- 2 Tbsp cilantro leaves
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Juice of 1/2 of lemon
- Juice of one lime
- 1/2 Tbsp dijon mustard
- 1/2 Tbsp honey
- salt and pepper
- Make dressing by whisking together the olive oil, lemon and lime juice, dijon and honey. Set aside.
- Thinly slice the tomatoes and arrange on the plate.
- Thinly slice radishes and arrange around the tomatoes.
- Slice the celery and sprinkle over salad.
- Sprinkle cilantro over salad.
- Drizzle on desired amount of dressing.
- Salt and pepper as desired.
That’s just beautiful. And I imagine the crunch is an added pleasure. My cherry tomatoes are just ripening now. Can’t wait for the big ones to ripen!
Hi Mimi! Yes, the crunch really balances this salad nicely! You are so lucky, there is nothing like homegrown tomatoes!! Take care.
Agness of Run Agness Run says
This seems like an awesome and easy salad! Have to try it!
Hi Agness, So glad you like this salad, enjoy!! Take care.
The Hungry Mum says
such a fresh, flavour-filled dish. Heirloom toms are the bees’ knees. Love your photos, too.
Hi Hungry Mum!! Agreed, Heirlooms are the bees’ knees for sure, they are so intriguing to look at and are delicious. Thank you for the pic compliment. Have a great weekend!! Take care.
Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says
OMG how gorgeous is this salad? I love all those colors! This sounds amazing Stacey! Have a great weekend 🙂
Hi Kelsie! I know, nature makes all the perfect ingredients!! Enjoy the weekend!! Take care.
This is absolutely a salad that calls fairytale gardens to mind! So so pretty! My dear, you have cornered the market on pretty food! And delicious!!
Hi Annie! I couldn’t believe all this beautiful produce, it was surreal. Thank you very much for the kind words! Have a good weekend!! Take care.
Katherine | Love In My Oven says
What a beautiful love story 🙂 These radishes and tomatoes are clearly meant to be together!! Have a great weekend Stacey!
Hi Katherine! I like that, it is definitely a love story ;-). Take care.