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Heirloom Tomato Salad With Blue Cheese

 
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe is suitable for a primal diet.primal
 
One serving costs about $1.49

$1.49 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

3 vegetarian,gluten-free,primal,gluten free,lacto ovo vegetarian,primal side dish,salad
spoonacular Score:72%

Spoonacular Score: 72%

 

Heirloom Tomato Salad With Blue Cheese is a side dish that serves 3. One portion of this dish contains roughly 5g of protein, 23g of fat, and a total of 276 calories. For $1.49 per serving, this recipe covers 14% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. A mixture of salt and pepper, onion, balsamic vinegar, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. This recipe from Foodista has 1 fans. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and primal diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately approximately 45 minutes. With a spoonacular score of 72%, this dish is pretty good. Similar recipes include Heirloom Tomato Salad with Blue Cheese, Heirloom Tomato Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette, and Sliced Heirloom Tomato Stack with Blue Cheese.

Chardonnay, Gruener Veltliner, and Sauvignon Blanc are great choices for Salad. Sauvignon Blanc and Gruner Veltliner both have herby notes that complement salads with enough acid to match tart vinaigrettes, while a Chardonnay can be a good pick for creamy salad dressings. One wine you could try is Flat Top Hills Chardonnay. It has 4.2 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 15 dollars.

Flat Top Hills Chardonnay

Rich, elegant and a bit refined. Our medium-bodied chardonnay is a bright, fruit-forward wine with tropical fruit, lime and pear essence; complete with balanced acidity. A well-structured quaff with flavors of green apple, a touch of vanilla and toasted oak on the finish. Pair Flat Top Hills Chardonnay with mild, buttery or creamy dishes, meaty fish like halibut and cod, shellfish and subtly flavored, simply seasoned poultry and pork dishes.

» Get this wine on Wine.com

Ingredients

Servings:
3 medium
3 medium tomatoes
tomatoes
1 small
1 small red onion
red onion
2
2  green onions
green onions
1 small
1 small diced avocado
diced avocado
0.25 cups
0.25 cups blue cheese
blue cheese
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
1.5 Tbsps
1.5 Tbsps balsamic vinegar
balsamic vinegar
0.25 cups
0.25 cups fresh basil
fresh basil
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
3 medium tomatoes
3 medium
tomatoes
1 small red onion
1 small
red onion
2  green onions
2
green onions
1 small diced avocado
1 small
diced avocado
0.25 cups blue cheese
0.25 cups
blue cheese
2 Tbsps olive oil
2 Tbsps
olive oil
1.5 Tbsps balsamic vinegar
1.5 Tbsps
balsamic vinegar
0.25 cups fresh basil
0.25 cups
fresh basil
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper

Equipment

bowl
bowl
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Add tomatoes, onions, avocado and blue cheese to a bowl and stir gently to combine. Add olive oil, vinegar, basil, and salt and pepper, stirring again to combine. Makes 3 servings This salad would be wonderful over a plate of fresh greens or atop some toasted, crusty bread!

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.60
Ingredient
3 mediums tomatoes
1 small red onion
2 green onions
1 small diced avocado
¼ cups blue cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
1.5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
¼ cups fresh basil
Price
$1.39
$0.37
$0.16
$1.50
$0.60
$0.33
$0.20
$0.24
$4.79

Tips

Health Tips

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

Price Tips

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Avocados are one of the "clean fifteen", so you don't have to buy them organic if you don't want to spend the extra dough.

Cooking Tips

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • If you're buying an avocado to use for dinner tonight, make sure you choose a ripe one! Find an avocado that is soft enough to press your fingertips into. If it's too firm, it's not ripe. If it's almost smooshy, it's too ripe. The perfect avocado can be hard to find in stores, so you might have to buy your avocados in advance and ripen them at home. To speed up the ripening process, put the avocados in a paper bag with an apple or banana. It really works!

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
276 Calories
5g Protein
22g Total Fat
16g Carbs
29% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
276
14%

Fat
22g
35%

  Saturated Fat
4g
30%

Carbohydrates
16g
5%

  Sugar
6g
7%

Cholesterol
8mg
3%

Sodium
237mg
10%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
5g
11%

Vitamin K
54µg
52%

Vitamin C
28mg
34%

Vitamin A
1394IU
28%

Fiber
6g
27%

Vitamin E
3mg
23%

Folate
90µg
23%

Potassium
735mg
21%

Vitamin B6
0.34mg
17%

Manganese
0.33mg
17%

Vitamin B5
1mg
13%

Phosphorus
124mg
12%

Copper
0.24mg
12%

Magnesium
43mg
11%

Vitamin B3
2mg
11%

Vitamin B2
0.17mg
10%

Calcium
99mg
10%

Vitamin B1
0.12mg
8%

Zinc
1mg
7%

Iron
1mg
6%

Selenium
2µg
3%

Vitamin B12
0.14µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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