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Colorful Heirloom Tomato Salad
Heirloom Tomato Salad with Garlic Lemon Infused Olive Oil
Prep Time
20 mins
 
Colorful heirloom tomatoes take their rightful place in the spotlight in this delicious and flavorful Heirloom Tomato Salad with Garlic Lemon Infused Olive Oil.
Servings: 4
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renee - Kudos Kitchen
Ingredients
For the infused oil
  • 2 cups Extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic smashed
  • rind from 1 lemon
For the tomato salad
  • 3-4 heirloom tomatoes or your favorite variety, sliced into wedges
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces goat cheese crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • ΒΌ cup chopped pistachios
  • salt and pepper to taste
Tools and equipment
  • small sauce pan
  • bottle or jar with lid to store the olive oil
  • funnel if needed, for transferring the oil to a bottle or jar
  • cutting board
  • chef's knife
  • serrated knife for slicing tomatoes
  • serving platter
Instructions
To make the infused oil
  1. Heat the olive oil, garlic, and lemon rind in a small saucepan over medium/low heat for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove the oil from the heat and allow to cool before adding to a bottle or jar.
To make the tomato salad
  1. Place the tomatoes and onion on a serving platter.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Squeeze the lemon juice over the tomatoes and onion.
  4. Drizzle the tomatoes with the garlic lemon infused olive oil.
  5. Top the salad with the thyme leaves, goat cheese, and pistachios.
  6. Serve and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

The infused olive oil can be stored in a closed jar or bottle for up to 2 weeks.
Use the oil on other veggies, or brush it on fish or seafood before cooking.