Man has it every been hot out there! Because of this heat there is no way I was heating up the oven or stove to make dinner. I’ve been doing a lot of slow cooker meals and also a lot of salads. There is just nothing like a salad with fresh vegetables in the summer!
We are starting to get fresh tomatoes here in the area now, especially the cherry and grape varieties and I’ve been loving eating them plain, as well as in salads and even cooking with them when the heat wasn’t as bad.
This is a salad that I’ve really been loving as of late. It’s quick, easy, healthy and delicious! It’s the perfect summer time treat!
What You’ll Need:
1 pint of cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half (Note: I used an orange variety.)
1 spring of fresh rosemary, chopped roughly
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
The juice of 1 lime
Slice tomatoes and place in a glass bowl. Add rosemary, a pinch of sea salt (I used fleur de sel) and some freshly ground black pepper and toss to coat.
In a small bowl whisk together lime juice and olive oil and pour over the tomatoes. Toss again to mix.
Note: Due to the lime juice you’ll want to eat the salad when you make it. If you store it the lime juice will begin to break down the tomatoes. You can also add thyme and/or parsley to the mix. A variety of tomatoes mixed would be good as well.