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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Vegan Feta!

Perfectly ripe heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced red onions, fresh basil, tossed in extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar, Topped with vegan feta! Sounds like the perfect summer salad to me.

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Calling all tomato lovers to the stage! It's summertime and the tomatoes are at peak and there is no better time to indulge in them. The varieties are endless. You can find them all in just about any grocery store. I'm talking Roma. Cherry, Grape, Campari, On the Vine, Kumatto, Beef Steak, you name it. They are EVERYWHERE right now. There are so many great tomato varieties that it can be overwhelming but todays star is one of my favorites...HEIRLOOM. I absolutely love Heirloom tomatoes. Everything from their gnarly shapes and crazy colors to their remarkably sweetness in flavor. They are truly a special tomato and they were absolutely perfect in this salad. This Heirloom tomato salad is the perfect side item to just about any meal. It would be dynamite along side a pasta dish like my Pasta with Asparagus Lemon & Peas or Vegan Eggplant & Fennel Baked Ziti.

So what's so special about Heirloom tomatoes

Heirloom tomatoes are super special and loved by gardeners. They are one of the few non hybrid tomatoes available. The seeds make them particularly special because they are passed down from season to season making sure that only the most desirable seeds are used. They are also loved for their amazing flavor. Unlike conventional tomatoes Heirloom tomatoes have a shorter shelf life which means that they have a much faster farm to shelf time. You will also notice that Heirloom tomatoes come in a variety of colors and shapes. You will see small ones, huge ones and little tiny ones. The colors will range from bright red, purple, yellow, orange, green, brown and mixture of colors.