LAYERED TUSCAN TOMATO SALAD - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX



By: Rita Nader Heikenfeld, CCP, Lazarus-Macy’s Culinary Professional and Herbalist

Talk about easy, talk about good!  The first garden tomatoes are showing up and this is a perfect way to enjoy them.  This salad is wonderful for entertaining, and it looks beautiful on a buffet.  Tomatoes are full of lycopene, a nutrient that's good for you.  Onions help your heart, while the herbs have nutrients too.  Thyme, oregano and rosemary are all powerful antioxidants and basil is full of iron and potassium.  So eat up, it's good for you!


You can make individual salads, too.



On a shallow platter make a bed of spring  greens.  Then layer as follows:

Tomatoes, sliced horizontally

Fresh basil leaves, left whole or julienned

Fresh thyme, oregano or rosemary leaves (mince the rosemary leaves)

Another layer of tomatoes

Sweet Onion slices

Goat cheese, Gorgonzola  or Feta, crumbled or sliced

Drizzle dressing over all and garnish with more herbs, if desired


Whisk together:

¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar

½ teaspoon minced garlic

¼ cup Olive oil

Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

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