Heirloom Tomato Salad with Shallots, Radicchio and Crispy Kale
It's officially tomato season ~ Hooray! My absolute favorite food (scientifically a fruit, not a vegetable) with hundreds of ways to prepare them. Letting the natural flavor shine through in a recipe in their purest form is the most delicious and gratifying. This recipe has a little shallot & radicchio salad which pairs well - and the julienned crispy kale on top, which adds depth and crunch. No fancy dressing here. I love the juxtaposition of a great fruity olive oil (or herbal oil) and a reduced balsamic vinegar syrup with a kick of cracked black pepper.
Another photo of these beautiful Organic Heirloom Tomatoes! Dressed with a bright green Herbal Oil and Balsamic Syrup. Petite Basil from my garden adorns the plate.
Simply heavenly to behold and enjoy.
Heirloom tomatoes have rich tapestry of colors, the diversity and depth of flavor, and the general beauty of the tomatoes provide an experience that your average grocery tomato just can't match. Each variety really does have their own unique flavor and texture. Heirlooms are plants that have been around for generations, handed down from gardener to gardener.
The finished crispy kale
My tomato box - grown by Farming 101
Fresh from the farmers' market - radicchio, fresh shallots with tops and garlic
Shallot and radicchio with balsamic syrup and herbal oil
Some of the offerings of Farming 101
Jennifer of Farming 101 - she's almost sold out!