heirloom tomatoes

heirloom tomatoes

Longo's Heirloom Goat Cheese Salad with Fresh Basil Dressing

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Heirloom Goat Cheese Salad with Fresh Basil Dressing This stunning platter of heirloom tomatoes is the perfect sign of spring. Enjoy “nature at its best” with a scattering of watercress, which also happens to be an “ancient green” with a bold mustardy taste. And to up the flavour, add whole-grain bread to soak up the juices. Voila! You have an incredibly easy, yet elegant, vegetarian main. PREP 15 min SERVES 4-6 1/2 cup lightly packed Longo’s Fresh Basil Leaves 1 large clove garlic, coarsely chopped 3 tbsp Longo’s White Balsamic Vinegar 1/2 log Longo’s Light Goat’s Milk Cheese, divided 6 heirloom tomatoes ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion 1 cup watercress leaves PURÉE basil, garlic, vinegar and 3 tbsp of the goat cheese in small blender, scraping down sides as necessary. Set aside. SLICE tomatoes and arrange on platter. Crumble remaining goat cheese overtop. Scatter with onion and watercress. Drizzle with dressing or serve on the side. TIPS: Instead of crumbling goat cheese over salad, place cheese in freezer for 20 minutes to firm up. Then slice into rounds and overlap with tomato slices. Dressing can be covered and refrigerated for up to 1 day. PER SERVING (1/4th recipe): 123 calories; 9 g protein; 5 g fat; 11 g carbohydrate; 3 g fibre; 8 g sugars; 165 mg sodium.