Kumato Avocado Salad

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A very juicy and tasty kumato tomato salad layered with traditional red tomatoes and avocado drizzled with argan oil, white wine vinegar and lemon juice.
Kumato, originally from the Galapagos Islands, also known as the black tomato, its colour actually ranges from dark green to a deep brownish-red when ripe. Besides its markedly darker colour, the Kumato is much sweeter and has a intenser aroma than the regular tomatoes.

  • 2 tsp Black sesame seeds
  • 2 Kumato tomatoes
  • 2 Vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1 Ripe avocado
  • Basil leaves
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp Argan oil
  • 1 tbsp White wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  1. Dry roast the sesame seeds in a pan on medium-low heat, shaking the pan occasionally, until toasted. Remove from the heat and set it aside to cool.
  2. Cut the tomatoes into even slices. Simply slice the avocado in half, remove the pit, cut into slices and remove the peel.
  3. Arrange the slices of tomatoes and avocado and basil leaves on a plate. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with argan oil, white wine vinegar and lemon juice. Sprinkle with toasted black sesame seeds.



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98 comments:

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 16/8/13 19:33

Such a beautiful plate. Sorta reminds me of tomatoes and bocconcini but I think I would like this version better.

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 16/8/13 19:43

A beautiful, mouthwatering and colorful salad! Kumato tomatoes are so delicious.

Cheers,

Rosa

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Ely 16/8/13 21:56

Wonderful! Looks like a paint of an artist! <3 Congratulations, my dear.. Kisses and hugs.

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eatgood4life.blogspot.com 16/8/13 22:10

Wow this tomatoes look sensational. I have never seen them before. I wish I could get my hands on some. What a refreshing dish!!

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Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 16/8/13 22:29

This looks fantastic. I've never seen a black tomato, but we grow a deep wine colored tomato - a Cherokee Purple.

Have a lovely weekend Angie.
Sam

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Anne ~ Uni Homemaker 16/8/13 23:48

This salad looks amazing Angie. I love tomato and avocado together. Delicious!

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Monica 17/8/13 01:02

Really pretty presentation and very inviting! I'd like a platter all to myself!

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Liz Berg 17/8/13 02:00

Wow, I love the look of your kumatoes! And what a gorgeous salad presentation, Angie. Nothing better than perfectly ripened tomatoes and avocados.

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wenn 17/8/13 03:53

wow, such presentable salad!

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Jasna Varcakovic 17/8/13 03:59

Beautifully presented, perfect summer salad (or meal)!

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Shirley Tay 17/8/13 09:26

I've never seen Kumato tomatoes! I thought you were using photo art when I first saw the pix. Hahaha! Such an interesting colour....

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thecompletecookbook 17/8/13 09:46

Simple and perfect.
:-) Mandy xo

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Lisa H. 17/8/13 11:47

I've tasted kumatoes once and haven't seen it since in the market :(

Gorgeous colours :D

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Rachel Cotterill 17/8/13 12:12

I haven't seen this kind of tomato before - how very interesting!

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Beth 17/8/13 12:50

What a stunning salad! This is the second time recently you've introduced me to a new ingredient. Thanks for sharing!

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Debra Eliotseats 17/8/13 13:49

That is one beautiful salad. Those tomatoes look perfect.

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Kalyan Panja 17/8/13 14:30

Just mouthwatering...looks delicious!

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Chris Scheuer 17/8/13 15:18

Kumato, I always learn something new and interesting from you Angle. I never heard of these before, what a lovely salad they make!

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Cristina 17/8/13 15:36

The Kumato is striking! Is the kumato something you find in your markets or are you growing them? They must taste wonderful too made in jams or chutney since you mentioned they're sweeter. Beautiful styling, Angie. The tomato you garnished is beautiful, I'd like to learn how to do that!

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Priya Suresh 17/8/13 16:32

Very colourful salad, just loving that platter.

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sophiesfoodiefiles 17/8/13 17:02

I am also a big fan of the Kumato tomato & your salad is really refreshing & very green-red! I love it too! Another must try, Angie!

I love the flower you cut out of that tomato: a real work of art! :)

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GG 17/8/13 17:22

I've recently discovered culinary Argan oil, isn't it wonderful. A perfect addition to the wonderful deep coloured tomatoes, lovely salad. GG

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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes 17/8/13 17:33

Here we call them black tomatoes! Simple and love the touch of sesame seeds Angie!

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wok with ray 17/8/13 17:44

Oh my, I've never seen this exotic-looking tomatoes before. How amazing that such a color ever existed and I hope I'm not the only one showing ignorance (please forgive me) here. There is no way, I could find that here in the States. That plate arrangement is such a beauty, Angie. You are amazing. Thank you and have a great weekend. :)

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Rosita Vargas 17/8/13 18:22

Linda ensalada colorida y saludable no conocía esta variedad de tomates negros un abrazos.

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kitchen flavours 17/8/13 18:27

Hi Angie,
What a simple and beautiful salad! I may have seen the Kumato toamtoes only once before, ages ago and have not seen it since! Would be lovely if I can find it again!

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Alida 17/8/13 19:52

Elegant and refined this dish! You could be a chef at a good restaurant. This is fresh and summery. I love the rose in the centre. Brava Angie!

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Alida 17/8/13 19:52

Elegant and refined this dish! You could be a chef at a good restaurant. This is fresh and summery. I love the rose in the centre. Brava Angie!

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Kate@Diethood 17/8/13 20:26

That looks amazing! I just did a similar salad and it was wonderful!! The avocado definitely amps up the flavor and texture.

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Violeta Pasat 18/8/13 00:25

Wow Angie!Gorgeous presentation.I love kumato tomato but here in Portugal is a little bit expensive:(
I must try your salad,I think I will love tomato and avocado combination...

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Velva 18/8/13 00:54

The "kumato" tomato is similar to our cherokee purple. These deep colored tomatoes make salad presentation extra nice.

Velva

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Man Ridwan 18/8/13 01:55

Beautiful presentation,simple and healthy salad,perfect for my light dinner, I never heard kumato until now,thanks for the info, Angie!

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Daniela Grimburg 18/8/13 04:10

Angie, only to look at this salad with it's beautiful colors is a feast for the senses.
A wonderful refreshing and healthy recipe!

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Asha Shivakumar 18/8/13 08:08

Angie, I really like the simplicity of this salad. Something I have never tried, and I will have to hunt for it..Thanks for introducing a new ingredient..

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Jeannie Tay 18/8/13 09:29

Wow! those tomatoes look really juicy! I have not seen tomatoes that color here!

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Kit @ i-lostinausten 18/8/13 11:36

Freshing & yummy salad ! Great for the warm weather. ;)

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Susan 18/8/13 13:41

What could be better! This is a beautiful dish and I love your rose in the center that just sets it off perfectly, XOXO

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Roz Corieri Paige 18/8/13 14:30

You've inspired me for my next salad Angie. I've never seen a black tomato, but if they are sweeter and more flavorful than a regular red tomato, I want to find some very soon! Love the presentation too Angie!

xo
Roz

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Cathy 18/8/13 15:40

There are many varieties of tomatoes in the farmers market right now but I have never seen one this dark. It's beautiful mixed with the other varieties on the plate. We are enjoying fresh tomatoes every day during their season.

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Anne Regalado 18/8/13 16:20

I don't like avocado ( I know , 'tis a shame ;D ) but your simple and healthy salad looks really tempting ! I haven't seen kumato tomatoes , they sure look pretty interesting :D

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Vicki Bensinger 18/8/13 17:05

What a beautiful salad. I love your tomato rose, it's perfect!

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 18/8/13 19:53

Almost toooooo beautiful to eat, Angie! Yum :D

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Amy 18/8/13 20:12

Your kumato tomato salad is gorgeous. Definitely love the deep red/brown color contrasting with the regular red tomatoes. :)

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Tessa @ Feral Kitchen 18/8/13 20:50

Nice work! I'm going to keep my eye out next year for that variety of tomato. So very pretty!

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 18/8/13 21:15

Kumato tomatoes are a favorite of mine! My local store carries them quite often and you're right - they are delicious. What a lovely way to use them in this delicious salad!

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Tricia Buice 19/8/13 02:25

You took my breath away with this post Angie. Those tomatoes are the most beautiful things I've ever seen! Your garnish is amazing and your photos are fantastic. What a fresh and delicious dish! Thank you!

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Erica 19/8/13 02:28

I make a similar salad once a week, but love the addition of sesame seeds and basil! I am going to try it next time! I usually add lime juice and cilantro to mine!

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Dawn Yucuis 19/8/13 04:21

This salad looks beautiful. The kumatos looks wonderful.

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Jennifer Kendall 19/8/13 04:44

absolutely gorgeous Angie! Avocados and tomatoes go so wonderfully together! I wish I could try the kumato - so intriguing!

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grace 19/8/13 08:17

what a marvelous way to feature avocados and those beautiful tomatoes!

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Mich PieceofCake 19/8/13 10:08

I have never seen such interesting tomatoes! It looks great with the avocadoes.

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Brooke Schweers 19/8/13 11:23

Ok at first when i read the word kumato I thought you had made it up! But no its a real thing! Such a unique and pretty colour, I am very intrigued to find them and try! Beautiful salad :)

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Kathy 19/8/13 13:35

This looks fantastic, Angie! You are so artistic! Your presentation and photos are just plain gorgeous!

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Sanjeeta kk 19/8/13 14:06

Simple, refreshing and beautiful salad, Angie!

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Joanne 19/8/13 14:07

I love kumatos! They look so great in this salad!

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Jeanette 19/8/13 15:32

What a beautiful presentation Angie! I've tried kumato tomatoes a few times and love how pretty they are.

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Gloria Baker 19/8/13 16:37

Angie this salad look fantastic and delicious and what beautiful tomatos, I have to wait to summe to have lovely tomatos, xo

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Koko 19/8/13 17:24

This is stunning! So beautiful. You opened my eyes to kumatos a while ago but i have yet to get my hands on some for myself!

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Stephanie @ henry happened 19/8/13 17:43

I've never had kumato! I'm intrigued!

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Belinda 19/8/13 18:00

What a fresh combination - love how you plated it.

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twodogsinthekitchen 19/8/13 21:11

I have not heard of these tomatoes before either. They are pretty and make for a stunning presentation, the light vinaigrette sounds perfect too!

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Juliana 19/8/13 22:43

Such a beautiful and simple dish Angie...absolutely lovely!
Have a wonderful week my dear :D

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Abbe@This is How I Cook 20/8/13 00:24

I haven't heard of kumato or argan oil. But I have heard of good and this looks it!

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My Inner Chick 20/8/13 01:46

Pure Abundant Beautiful Art)))) WOW. WOWwww.

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Julia | JuliasAlbum.com 20/8/13 02:40

Beautiful vegetables! What a perfect Summer salad: easy, light, and healthy!

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Reeni Pisano 20/8/13 02:45

What a mouthwatering salad Angie with those Kumatos! It is beautiful. So fresh and inviting!

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mjskit 20/8/13 04:24

That is one gorgeous salad! I love Kumato tomatoes and sometimes can find them at the Growers' Markets. When I see them, I buy them. Argan oil? Have never heard of it until now. Just did some reading and see that it is used cosmetically as well. Need to investigate this further.

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Asmita 20/8/13 05:40

So colorful and gorgeous!

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Nilu A 20/8/13 06:35

Yummy.. Salad looks nutritious Angie... Although I've never tried kumato tomatoes :-)

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Ann Low 20/8/13 08:00

I love that unique colour of the kumato. So pretty and healthy delicious!

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Lea 20/8/13 12:03

This salad looks so delicious. Healthy too so it's win win :)

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My Kitchen Stories. 20/8/13 12:12

Gorgeous Angie. I love Kumatos they are so sweet. Argan oil is nutty and delicious and I can imagine eating this right now

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The Yum List 20/8/13 14:00

I've seen these tomatoes in the supermarket and wondered what to do with them. Now I know. Thanks ;-)

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easyfoodsmith 20/8/13 14:09

Love the look of these tomatoes! I haven't seen any other colored tomato besides the yellow ones or of course the red ones. The salad looks very pretty.

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Emma @ Fork and Good 20/8/13 15:32

Love the beautiful display of this, it's wonderful. I've only recently started to like avocado, started with smoothies, but now I'm being more adventurous. I have to say i've never tasted Kumato before, sounds delicious!

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Hema 20/8/13 18:01

I love these tomatoes, this salad looks super inviting..

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Pam 20/8/13 22:09

It looks beautiful and delicious.

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Karen (Back Road Journal) 20/8/13 22:17

I've seen the Kumato's in the market but have not tried them. Love the look of your salad.

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Lenia 20/8/13 23:00

what a beautiful salad!Always love your food styling!
Kisses,dear!

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Ann Jones 20/8/13 23:49

This is beautiful! I am a huge fan of avocados, so I would love this salad :)

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Erin @ The Speckled Palate 21/8/13 03:43

Not only does this look delicious, but it's gorgeous, to boot! I've never heard of Kumato Avocado Salad, but you'd better believe I'm gonna try this now. Thanks for sharing, Angie!

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Elisabeth Foodandthrift 21/8/13 03:47

Gorgeous tomato, avocado salad, Angie. Sad to say there is no chance that we can get these beautiful Kumato tomatoes here, in S. Florida, by no reason I couldn't make this refreshing salad. Pretty, as a 'picture' presentation, as well!

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cquek 21/8/13 09:36

What a delicious idea!

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Barbara Bakes 21/8/13 14:27

Such a beautiful way to serve a salad!

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Tze @ Awayofmind 21/8/13 14:30

Angie, this is my first time seeing a kumato tomato!! I love avocado and I think I'm going to like this salad too!

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Jenn S 21/8/13 14:34

The perfect salad in my book.... and especially for summer!!

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Alice 21/8/13 16:16

avocado salad never fails me...slurp!

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Pachecopatty 21/8/13 17:39

Lovely salad presentation Angie- It's fun to find and try different heirloom tomatoes this time of year ;)

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Katerina 21/8/13 18:20

This is a beautiful salad Angie and I would definitely accompany it with one of your delicious breads!

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lena 22/8/13 17:27

a simple and lovely salad that i will enjoy eating!

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Mary Moh 23/8/13 12:11

Oh wow....I just love how colourful and healthy looking your salad is! And that rose in the centre is just too beautiful!

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Nisa Homey 23/8/13 20:51

Lovely salad and clicks Angie!!

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Helene Dsouza 24/8/13 15:27

Oh I wish I could get the black tomato here, I am feeling inspired by your simple but yet so tasty looking salad Angie!

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Oksana 25/8/13 20:51

I love the rose in the middle! And of course, I can gobble up tomatoes and avocadoes in no time!

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Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 26/8/13 05:16

What a delight - I just discovered kumato this year and really noticed the taste difference. This salad looks so full of life Angie!

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tigerfish 26/8/13 23:05

I hv seen Kumato here but hv not tried them. This is such an easy, fresh flavorful salad to make.

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Amelia 27/8/13 17:28

Hi Angie, nice plating, so classy like from 5 star hotel. The salad look so inviting.

Have a nice day.

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The Duo Dishes 30/8/13 23:21

Scored a few of those tomatoes at the market a couple of weeks ago. They make great caprese salads. This looks fantastic for the last remaining days of summer!

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