Tomatoes... paprika... goat cheese... oh my!

I absolutely LOVE to cook! I love cooking for my family and friends and visitors passing through. I love being in the kitchen and experimenting with food and flavors. I love exploring what I can do with seasonal products. I enjoy feeding and nourishing loved ones. It is a special opportunity and I appreciate the self-expression I get to explore.

Recently, my aunt had a dinner to attend and she asked my input on what to make. I thought about the seasons and what is abundant and came up with something quick and easy that I wanted to try. I knew it would be delicious, but it turned out even more remarkable than I anticipated.

With the main ingredients being abundant in the summer and the recipe being so easy, I’ve made it several times since for large groups.

This simple summer salad is a few simple steps with an outstanding flavor!

Smoked Paprika and Tomato Summer Salad

Ingredients:

  • Fresh garden tomatoes
  • Fresh basil
  • Fresh goat chevre
  • Smoked salt (could also use regular)
  • Smoked paprika (this flavor is irreplaceable)
  • Finely chopped garlic (one clove)
  • Balsamic glaze (inexpensive, not the super expensive kind)

Directions:

  • Slice the tomatoes into circles
  • Top each slice with fresh chevre
  • Sprinkle with the smoked salt, smoked paprika and chopped garlic
  • Cut basil into small bits and add to the top.
  • Top with the glaze and serve immediately

This is a stunning dish for any summer gathering, whether you’re at a family cookout or taking a dish to a formal dinner.

What are your favorite summer tomato recipes???

Liz Reitzig, Founder & Peaceful Activist

Food is the Foundation of Liberty. Nourishing Liberty is where we plant seeds for ideas to grow and flourish A place to be inspired by each other, to join together in peaceful activism, to build community.

Wherever you are in your personal journey toward clean living and local food, thank you for joining me in mine. I look forward to sharing it with you.

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