Fresh picked tomatoes are a highlight of the summer season. A juicy tomato bursting with flavor is one thing I look forward to each year. I absolutely love the heirloom varieties. You might wonder why I do not grown them. Well, I have tried. I do not have a garden in my yard. I grew them successfully in containers for a few years until a tree over my deck made it too shady. So it is not in the cards for me to grow tomatoes.
Fortunately there are farmers markets. This year the tomatoes have been plentiful. One of the vendors has the most beautiful heirlooms. Their flavor really shines in a simple salad. One of my favorites to make is a White Bean Balsamic Tomato Salad. The combination of balsamic vinegar and tomatoes is delightful. Add that to a bed of mixed greens along with white beans and you get yummy!
Ready for the recipe? You have to hop on over and visit The Lovely Pantry. Lyn is on vacation in Jamaica and I am guest posting for her so she can relax and have a fantastic time with her family. Lyn is a wonderful blogger and I am glad I have connected with her through blogging. Her photography is incredible. She gets me craving Jamaican cuisine like crazy. Plus she has a lot of other tasty recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Be sure to take a look around when you visit her blog. You can get directly to my recipe by clicking here → White Bean Balsamic Tomato Salad.
How do you like to prepare or use tomatoes? Salads, sandwiches, and pizzas top my list. Share yours so I can be inspired in new ways to enjoy them.