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Heirloom Tomatoes

IMG_6097_2Tomatoes, especially heirloom tomatoes are one of my favorite things to eat.  Since April, I have been on a journey of weight loss, so my blog has been somewhat neglected.  It is hard to shift gears from the “eat anything” mentality to eating mostly gluten free and mostly dairy free foods and juicing fresh fruits and vegetables.  So far, I have lost a little over 20 pounds since April.  After a week long vacation and a week of over indulgence, I am getting back on track again.  Here is an heirloom tomato salad I made for lunch for my husband and myself.  I will make this again.  It is both simple to make and delicious to eat.

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Serves 2


  • 3 different color large heirloom tomatoes
  • fresh basil leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp drizzle of good quality aged balsamic vinegar
  • 6 small marinated fresh mozzarella balls


Thinly slice the heirloom tomatoes into large disks.  I used three different color tomatoes and alternated the colors on a plate, overlapping the tomatoes a little bit.  I placed basil leaves between the slices of tomatoes.  Sprinkled with salt and pepper, and then drizzled the balsamic vinegar over the top of the tomato slices.  I placed the mozzarella balls next to the tomatoes.  My husband and I both enjoyed the heirloom tomatoes.

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