We’re about to have a glut of something in our garden. That would be tomatoes. And I couldn’t be happier! A fresh tomato, picked at the peak of ripeness and eaten still warm from the sun’s rays…why that’s about as close to perfection as you can get for this Southern girl.
I can’t ever remember not growing tomatoes. Even way, way back when we had a tiny little yard with barely enough room for a veggie patch, there has always been tomatoes. Some years have been more productive than others, but when Spring rolls around I always get that urge to put some plants in the ground! It’s the Irish in me.
Of course, one of my most favorite ways to enjoy fresh, ripe garden tomatoes is in a tomato sandwich. The classic one – two slices of soft, white bread spread thickly with good mayonnaise, topped with slices of juicy tomato, and lots of salt and pepper. Hold over the sink and eat it while the juice drips down your arm. Yum. Summer.
When you get tired of tomato sandwiches (What! As if!), here’s another idea for those beauties. A Tomato and Avocado Salad with onion and cilantro dressed simply with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. It’s almost as yummy as a tomato sandwich!
Arrange the sliced tomatoes, avocado, and onion on a platter. Scatter the cilantro over the top.
Drizzle with the lemon juice and olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Other tomato salad recipes you might enjoy:
- Tomato Salad with Soy Sauce from Simply Recipes
- Cucumber and Tomato Salad from Natasha’s Kitchen
- Middle Eastern Tomato Salad (Salad Shirazi) from Kalyn’s Kitchen
- Blueberry and Tomato Salad from Leite’s Culinaria
- Peach and Heirloom Tomato Salad from White on Rice Couple
- Caprese Salad with a Twist from Creative Culinary