My husband prepared the salad in the photo and made it all pretty for posing in a picture.
Love-ly Heirloom tomatoes salad
Toasted pine nuts**
Crumbled goat cheese (and/or feta)
Herbs (basil, oregano, thyme, parsley, cilantro)
Splash of extra virgin olive oil
Squeeze of lemon juice
* my mom says that my grandma first salted the tomatoes and then let them sit for a while before she went on to take care of the other ingredients. That is the secret to very tasty tomatoes. (What an excellent cook she was, a magician, using only salt and maybe some oil, in her cooking. That was a time when herbs, spices, and fancy vinegars and oils weren’t used so frequently and freely like today)
** best way in to toast pine nuts is in a 350 F degrees oven. Second best it to toast them in a skillet over very low heat.
Isn’t it lovely?!