Heirloom Cherry Tomato and Plum Salad

By Samantha Binkley

This is how I use my late season produce, all picked fresh from the garden at peak freshness-Italian plums, Asian Pears, Bosc pears and cherry tomatoes. With the pears, I made the Carrot and Asian Pear Soup, but the plums are special and I wanted to eat them fresh in a salad.

Here is my spin on tomatoes and stone fruits. You can use goat, feta or mozzarella cheese as I have used here. The salad dressing is olive oil combined with my Healthy On You® “While My Za’atar Gently Weeps” Za’atar spice blend.  My organic spices can all be used like this, but the Za’atar gives this recipe an interesting spin. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients

Makes 6 servings

  • 1
    pint multi-colored/shaped heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • 6
    small Italian plums
  • 1
    small shallot, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 2
    tsp Healthy On You® "While My Za'atar Gently Weeps" spice blend
  • 2
    tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼
    cup fresh mint leaves
  • ¼
    cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1
    tsp lemon juice
  • 8
    Ciliegine (small mozarella balls) sliced in half
  • sea salt

Preparation

For the dressing

  1. combine the While My Za'atar Gently Weeps spice blend and olive oil and set aside.

To Make the Salad

  1. Wash and slice the tomatoes in half.
  2. Wash and slice the Italian plums in half.
  3. Add the tomatoes, plums, lemon juice, and sliced shallots to a serving plate or bowl and season with sea salt.
  4. Add the cheese and drizzle with the olive oil and Za'atar spice mixture. and serve immediately.