This Heirloom Tomato salad is the perfect recipe for people who grow their own tomatoes (or happen to have a bunch of tomatoes lying around in their kitchen.) It's so easy, fresh, and tasty--what's not to love? Just cut the tomatoes; top with basil, balsamic, salt, and pepper; chill; and eat. So simple and so good!

Heirloom Tomato Salad [Vegan]

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  • 1 large or 2 medium sized heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar. (You can use 18 or 25 year old.)
  • 1 tablespoon basil olive oil
  • 3 large basil leaves shredded
  • 1 pimento pepper (optional)
  • salt and black pepper


  1. Wash and slice your tomatoes. Layer it on your plate. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
  2. Drizzle the olive oil and the balsamic vinegar over tomatoes. Sprinkle the basil and peppers over and cover with plastic wrap and chill for about 30 minutes.
  3. Heirloom tomatoes are naturally sweet it does not need anything fancy or too much. Serve your salad chilled…

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