Just the other weekend my husband, good friend, and I took a trip down to downtown Grapevine to have crawfish. We visited Big Fish and then on to Napoli’s for gelato. It’s just Sunday thing my husband and I do to get out of the house. That weekend we visited the Grapevine Farmer’s Market. They had some beautiful campari tomatoes. I was overly excited as soon as I saw them. I just knew they had to come home with me for a Farmer’s Market Tomato Salad.
After picking out some my campari tomatoes I shopped around for more tomatoes along with fresh cherries. I was so excited to bring these home to share with my daughter. She loves tomatoes! She can eat them like an apple if you let her. As a surprise on Saturday before her color guard performance I called for her to come to the kitchen where this Farmer’s Market Tomato Salad sat. It’s amazing color with a solid presentation in a Le Creuset pie dishis super wow. She couldn’t help but grab a bowl!
Packet full of nutrition which I knew would help with all the fun allergies in the air. The seasonably warm weather we are having here in Texas asks for painful allergy symptoms. As fresh as I can get it I do. Nothing is better than locally grow fruits and vegetables.
Any dressing can top these delicious fruit but the one I always love to gravitate to is Zesty Italian dressing. Something about the chunks of garlic and tiny pieces of carrot with that strong vinegar really pops the natural flavor of the tomatoes. I also like to let the tomatoes soak for about 2 hours before serving this at a party but it can be consumed right away.
Fresh farmer’s market salads are really my go to for big gatherings, Superbowl, game day, and even potlucks. I’d love to hear how you use fresh farmer’s market tomatoes. Do you put them in a salad, side dish, or dinner?
FARMER'S MARKET TOMATO SALAD
Yield 4 Servings
Delicious yellow, orange, and campari tomatoes tossed in Italian dressing.
- 3 yellow tomatoes; sliced into quarters
- 4 orange tomatoes; sliced into quarters
- 1 lb campari tomatoes; sliced into quarters
- ⅓ cup Italian Dressing
- Slice all tomatoes into quarters and place into pie dish.
- Toss with lightly with Italian dressing. Place in fridge for 2 hours and serve or serve immediately.
Letting the tomatoes set in the dressing in the fridge increases the vinegar taste.
Courses Side Dish