Folks, I need lots of salad these days. Though I always go into the holiday season with the best intentions of not over-doing the sweets, the drinks, and the fatty carbs, I still consistently manage to wake up in late January wondering why none of my jeans fit. I usually try to blame it on the dryer – they shrunk! – but I know that’s not the case. It’s time to face reality and get back on track. This salad is here to set me straight!
While strolling through the farmers market I spotted this mix of heirloom cherry and grape tomatoes. The farmer was describing them to another customer so I stopped to listen along. He said the tiny yellow ones — yellow currant tomatoes — were nearly as sweet as grapes and offered them up for us to taste. I happily obliged. He was not kidding; they’re super sweet and delightfully juicy…and so darn cute!
This simple salad highlights the incredible flavor of these gorgeous tomatoes. With just a few other salad ingredients (avocados, onions, crumbly cheese, and herbs) along with a spicy limey vinaigrette, this quick and easy salad makes for a delicious, healthy, and colorful summertime side dish. Or, add it to any taco, sandwich or pita pocket for a complete meal. A veggie rainbow of flavor!