Tomato, Olive and Gorgonzola Salad

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Fresh, delicious and so easy to make, that you can enjoy a light but satisfying lunch in 5 minutes. If Gorgonzola is way too strong for you, milder Scandinavian blues would be perfect for crumbling over the salad too.

  • 3 Large tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic cream
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 Pitted black olives, cut into wedges
  • 50 g Gorgonzola, crumbled
  • 1 tbsp Pistachios, chopped (optional)
  • Fresh basil leaves (or corn salad leaves)
  1. Arrange sliced tomatoes on a plate. Drizzle with balsamic cream and then olive oil.
  2. Sprinkle lightly with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Sprinkle with olives, crumbled Gorgonzola and if using, chopped pistachios. Garnish with basil or corn salad leaves.

79 comments:

OohLookBel 1/4/11 07:07

I love gorgonzola and it's a great alternative to bocconcini in this lovely salad.

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sweetlife 1/4/11 07:12

a perfect lunch idea, so simple yet flavorful!!

sweetlife

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My Little Space 1/4/11 07:13

Simply refreshing! I want to eat this with those bread behind them. Yummm.... Hope you're going to have a great weekend.
Kristy

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alison 1/4/11 07:17

such a beautiful salad!!

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peachkins 1/4/11 07:35

Oh that is just beautiful!

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Anncoo 1/4/11 08:07

This is a type of salad that I love. Simple and delicious :)

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thecompletecookbook 1/4/11 08:12

Simplicity is always a winner! Sadly though I would have to replace the cheese with something much milder.
:-) Mandy

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 1/4/11 08:24

A delicious salad!

Cheers,

Rosa

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Christine@Christine's Recipes 1/4/11 08:41

fresh and healthy salad, great for going with any meals.

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Ana Rita 1/4/11 10:07

Nice salad!!!!So fresh and colorfull...

Kisses,
Rita

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Priya 1/4/11 11:47

Fresh and great looking catchy salad..

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claudia lamascolo 1/4/11 12:26

very nice like our insalata caprese salad we love this kind of salad delish!

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delphcotecuisine 1/4/11 13:31

what a yummy and awesome recipe...
Delphine

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Rosemary 1/4/11 13:40

You put that together so prettily! I'd hate to mess it up! (But I would!) The pistachios are a very intersting touch.

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Ah Tze 1/4/11 13:48

A healthy, simple and delicious salad!

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Jelena 1/4/11 13:51

Delicious and simple! For the true lovers of blue cheeses this is a feast!

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Belinda @zomppa 1/4/11 14:07

What a great summer dish - could see this at any beautiful picnic table!

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Torviewtoronto 1/4/11 14:08

colourful salad reminds me summer is coming

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Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 1/4/11 14:09

Looks so good, so fresh! I love Gorgonzola, and paired with good tomatoes, super salad!

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Raina 1/4/11 14:15

Delicious and beautiful salad! Reminds me of summer which I wish would get here soon:)

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Megan 1/4/11 14:26

Oh yummy, this looks incredible!

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RavieNomNoms 1/4/11 14:37

That looks really good!!

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Jenn 1/4/11 15:23

All my favorite things on one plate! YUM!! And of course, it looks beautiful!!

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Gloria 1/4/11 15:43

I love this Annie, absolutely delicious!! have a nice weekend! gloria

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Betty Ray 1/4/11 16:12

Simple, beautiful and delicious. I could go for some of that right now.

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kitchen flavours 1/4/11 16:21

Fresh and delightful looking salad! Would love to have a plate of this!

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Victor 1/4/11 16:27

What a refreshing salad. Unfortunately, I'm not a big fan of blue cheese. I would probably stick with bocconcini.

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Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 1/4/11 16:31

I love a simple tomato salad, and I love the flavors that you used in this one, Angie! I can practically taste it from here.... Mmmm.

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Ang 1/4/11 16:50

Goodness! These are all of my favorite flavors, and it looks amazing.

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Jeannie 1/4/11 17:08

Never had gorgonzola before but that salad does looks delicious!

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Hornsfan 1/4/11 17:29

What a beautiful salad, it looks like summer to me!

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Smita 1/4/11 17:58

lovely salad.. perfect for lunch or light meal!!

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Sue 1/4/11 18:00

So healthy, tasty and fresh! I'm ready to dig in:)

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Vimitha Anand 1/4/11 18:46

Yummy and refreshing salad

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Fimère 1/4/11 19:48

une salade colorée et fraiche, j'adore
bonne journée

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Velva 1/4/11 20:41

I can see that you are getting in the mood for Summer too. Looks beautiful. Love, love tomatoes.

Have a great weekend.
Velva

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Michael Toa 1/4/11 21:38

Simple, refreshing and delicious. I'm not the biggest fan of gorgonzola, but it's growing on me. :)

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aipi 1/4/11 22:00

Wow... what a beautiful and tasty salad that is!

US Masala

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Sonia 1/4/11 23:40

The salad is looking so vibrant and inviting. the platter is full of freshness and health, will try it tomorrow Angie !

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 2/4/11 00:09

What a delicious salad and a refreshing departure from Caprese. Love it!

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Susi's Kochen und Backen 2/4/11 01:42

What a delicious and colorful looking salad. I certainly would love eating this with some crusty bread and nice glass of red wine on the side :o)

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5 Star Foodie 2/4/11 03:30

A delicious combination, love the addition of gorgonzola.

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ann@Apples and Twinkies 2/4/11 05:00

What a colorful, tasty salad. Beautiful!

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Firefly@fireflyblog.org 2/4/11 05:02

It looks so fresh and perfect :) love it!

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marla 2/4/11 05:09

Such a light, fresh & fabulous sounding salad!! Love the addition of pistachios :) xo

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Ivy 2/4/11 06:41

These look lovely! I have some delicious sweet tomatoes languishing in the fridge so I might just have to grab some blue cheese and make this delicious salad.

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Barida 2/4/11 09:59

I also love gorgonzola, and this seems a lovely, healthy and tasty recipe!

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Joanne 2/4/11 14:42

I can't wait until my favorite heirloom tomatoes are back in season so that I can make this! Absolutely delicious. I love a good pungent cheese.

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Pacheco Patty 2/4/11 17:53

Oh it's good to see those lovely sliced tomatoes and yes I would love your salad for lunch:-)

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Parsley Sage 2/4/11 18:43

Oh my gosh this looks SOOOOOOOO good! I don't even like tomatoes! Well done :)

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Kate@Diethood.com 2/4/11 20:25

gorgeous!! I love tomato salads - I usually sprinkle it with feta, but will definitely try the gorgonzola next time around!

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Lyndsey 2/4/11 23:28

I love Gorgonzola on salads! The tomatoes look gorgeous, well the whole plate looks gorgeous!

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Gulmohar 2/4/11 23:55

That's a very pretty and gorgeous salad. You are a master in this, Angie :-)

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Lizzy 3/4/11 02:22

Oh, Angie, this looks fabulous. Simple, flavorful...and just plain wonderful!

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scrambledhenfruit 3/4/11 02:47

What a beautiful salad! I can't wait for "real" tomatoes from the garden! :)

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Devaki 3/4/11 03:35

Very very clever with the gorgonzola salad Angie and what a delightful alternate to caprese salad. Fab!

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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Lisa H. 3/4/11 08:33

Love the colours...:)

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Rebecca from Chow and Chatter 3/4/11 13:37

beautiful salad and love the presentation

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Min {Honest Vanilla} 3/4/11 16:56

I love simple salads :) Always a winner on my dinner table, even at restaurants! Yours looked so fresh and ready to dig in ;)

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Ananda Rajashekar 3/4/11 18:02

This is one of my fav salad! how colourful they look!

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lena 3/4/11 18:09

simple and yet looking so attractive!

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Mother Rimmy 3/4/11 18:47

I don't think I've seen balsamic cream. I'll have to google it and see how to make it. Anything with gorganzola tops my list of favorites!

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A little bit of everything 3/4/11 19:37

healthy, quick and delicious salad. love addition of gorgonzola
thanks for sharing

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Angela 3/4/11 20:23

I have never braved gorgonzola before. Beautiful salad.

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Deborah - Delicias1001 3/4/11 21:56

I love cheese and gorgonzola has a strong taste but so delicious.
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tigerfish 3/4/11 22:46

It's like I can slide the whole platter onto some flatbread or dough for pizza! Simple nice salad.

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Maria 4/4/11 00:43

Such perfect classic ingredients, but the outcome must've been heavenly! I love this recipe!

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OysterCulture 4/4/11 05:03

What a tasty sounding salad, love gorgonzola. Almost like a caprese salad with a lot of KICK!

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Elisabeth 4/4/11 05:12

You know, spring is here! Time to enjoy all the seasonal fresh vegetables. Your salad is so colorful, and oh, so temptingly delicious. I've made this kind of salad a lot, since I always have gorgonzola in my fridge, which I love so much. The crunchiness of the pistachio really accentuates this lovely salad!
xo

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Monet 4/4/11 05:57

This does look beautiful...and I love the addition of the pistachios. Thank you for sharing with me tonight. I'm in the need of some comfort...and you are one of the blogs I know I can turn to. I hope you have a great start to your week. Blessings and love.

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Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 4/4/11 05:59

This looks fantastic, Angie! All of my bf and my favorite flavors :).

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JR/Mike 4/4/11 09:29

Simple, colorful, fresh and I'm sure delicious! I love salads like this, especially in the spring/summer!

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Lauren 6/4/11 23:38

Craving this salad. Love the cheese as condiment vrs cheese overload.

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theUngourmet 7/4/11 08:57

This is definitely my kind of lunch! I love the pistachios in this recipe too!

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Sweet And Crumby 7/4/11 18:32

This salad looks so inviting. I would love to have some for lunch today. Such a beautiful array of ingredients.

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Magic of Spice 8/4/11 17:57

What a wonderful combination of flavors!

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