Coeur de Boeuf Salad with Balsamico Cream and Argan Oil

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Coeur de Boeuf, originated from Italy, commonly known as ‘ox-hearts’, is known for its meaty, fleshy texture and fruity taste, and, of course, for its beautiful unusual shape. These 'old-fashioned' tomatoes are beautifully ribbed and ripen from the inside out, turning from green to orange into a deep red. Perfect for pastas and sauces and just superb in salads with fresh herbs and cheese.

  • 400 g Coeur de Boeuf tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • 10 Black olives, sliced into rings
  • Green pepper
  • Fleur de sel
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Balsamico cream
  • Argan oil
  1. Arrange the tomato slices on a platter.
  2. Scatter black olive rings and cilantro leaves over tomato slices.
  3. Sprinkle with cracked green pepper and salt. Drizzle the salad with balsamico cream and argan oil. | © 2014 |


Sue/the view from great island 15/5/14 04:50

Absolutely stunning --- this is the way we were all meant to eat!!

Catherine 15/5/14 06:26

Beautiful salad. Blessings, Catherine

Jasna Varcakovic 15/5/14 06:30

I love that funky shaped tomato; I didn't know argan oil is edible (used it for my hair). Learned something today ;-)

Abbe@This is How I Cook 15/5/14 06:41

That is one gorgeous tomato! What does argan oil taste like? In any case, this looks beautiful. And I bet it tastes pretty, too!

Sarah B. 15/5/14 07:04

Hi Angie,
I never tried out this kind of tomatoes, but saw them quite often. Time to change that. Same for the argan oil. Thanks for the inspiration through that post.

Cheri Savory Spoon 15/5/14 07:13

What a interesting shape for a tomato, beautiful salad! love the simplicity of this!

Elzbieta Hester 15/5/14 07:31

I know about these beauties! They are finally here!!! That salad is made to enjoy them to the max!
:) ela@GrayApron

Rosa's Yummy Yums 15/5/14 07:47

Scrumptious! A wonderful salad and combination.



OohLookBel 15/5/14 08:35

That is an amazing tomato, it looks really luscious. And I've only heard of argan oil being used as a beauty product. Interesting to know that it can be eaten, too.

Alicia Foodycat 15/5/14 09:59

Lovely tomatoes! I haven't seen balsamico cream before.

Anonymous 15/5/14 10:10

Simplicity at its best Angie.
:-) Mandy xo

Ann Low 15/5/14 10:24

I'm a tomato person. Looking at your tomato salad and the cute tomato make me drool!

Medeja 15/5/14 11:20

Oh these tomatoes I haven't had for a very long time.. they are very good even without anything :)

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 15/5/14 12:05

What an interesting tomato and what a lovely salad you've made with it.

Joanne 15/5/14 13:22

That is quite a tomato!! I must say, I am pretty relieved you weren't actually talking about beef hearts. :)

Layla @ Brunch Time Baker 15/5/14 13:55

What a beautiful salad, looks so yummy!

My Kitchen Stories 15/5/14 14:49

Beautiful colours Angie. We used to be able to get these tomatoes easily but of course the large supermarkets have stopped that because they dont keep as well as the round tasteless ones. I love the look of this delicious dish

Liz Berg 15/5/14 15:40

LOL, I was looking for the "beef," but am just as happy with these gorgeous tomatoes!! Beautiful salad!

yummylittlecooks 15/5/14 16:19

What a beautiful shape of tomato, and looks so tempting !

Monica 15/5/14 16:37

I have never seen these tomatoes - thanks for the education. Our farmer's market just opened this past weekend...I am keeping my eyes peeled on new vegetables.

The Squishy Monster 15/5/14 18:33

oooh, I love the idea of using argan oil, your salad looks phenomenal, Angie!

Tze @ Awayofmind 15/5/14 19:12

learn new things from you again Angie! "ox-hearts" ! hardly see it here.

Priya Suresh 15/5/14 21:07

Would love to finish that plate of fantastic salad anytime, absolutely gorgeous.

Ashley 15/5/14 21:46

So simple and so gorgeous! I'm so excited for tomatoes to start getting good again - I've missed them!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 16/5/14 00:33

I don't think I've ever seen that variety of tomato - it's beautiful! That is my favorite salad when fresh homegrown tomatoes are available. Can't wait! Love the olive addition in yours.

Gloria Baker 16/5/14 01:45

This plate look beautiful Angie@

The Yum List 16/5/14 01:56

What a beautiful looking tomato! It's rare to see such produce in supermarkets today.

Elisabeth Pregadio 16/5/14 05:42

Absolutely gorgeous tomato salad, Angie! This would be our beefsteak tomatoes. I've never seen this unusual shape like that! The vivid pretty red color is amazing!

Beth 16/5/14 13:20

Your photos are lovely, and the recipe isn't at all what I expected when I read the title! Have a great weekend, Angie.

Barbara 16/5/14 14:25

Simply gorgeous, Angie. I don't see them in my market, ever. But will try with some great looking heirloom tomatoes.

Jean | 16/5/14 14:39

Ohhhh, it's a tomato! When I read 'coeur de boeuf' I thought Angie's Recipes had taken an ugly (to me) turn! What a relief! That looks perfectly delicious.

[Reply] 16/5/14 16:56

How gorgeous are those tomatoes. Insane. This salad looks amazing :-)

kitchen flavours 16/5/14 17:25

A lovely salad, Angie! I have never seen that tomato before, simply stunning!

Hema 16/5/14 18:38

These tomatoes look so different and delicious, Angie, you come up with such new ingredients, and the salad, superb..

Debra Eliotseats 16/5/14 23:53

I love that tomato. So beautiful. That is exactly what I want to grow.

Kathy 17/5/14 00:58

Such a lovely fresh salad, Angie!! Those tomatoes are amazing!!

Ann Jones 17/5/14 02:02

Those are some huge beautiful looking tomatoes :) Great photos, the salad looks amazing!

Lite Home Bake 17/5/14 04:46

It quite amazing that i always learn about some new ingredients when i visit you :) Beautiful salad!

Rosita Vargas 17/5/14 06:04

Ensalada exquisita y lindos tomates,abrazos

Anne Regalado 17/5/14 08:55

Angie , the photo of tomato alone makes my mouth water lol The salad looks refreshingly delicious !

Mich PieceofCake 17/5/14 11:20

Such luscious tomatoes! I have never seen these locally so I'd just admire these from the photos!

lenia 17/5/14 13:14

Never seen these tomatoes before! A simple yet tasteful salad! Love it!

Man Ridwan 17/5/14 13:23

This is the first time I heard and see that tomato,unusual shape but beautiful,fresh,healthy and the dressing sound perfect for this easy salad!

grace 17/5/14 15:10

balsamic is so good and would take a dish like this above and beyond!

Mother Rimmy 17/5/14 15:14

Every time I visit your blog I find something new that I have to Google so I can find out where to buy it. I had no idea there was such a thing as an argan tree! :)

My Inner Chick 17/5/14 17:28

Give me a chance & I'd Devour this incredible salad! xx

Spicie Foodie 17/5/14 20:23

I love tomatoes of all types and your salad is one I would devour in seconds.:) Gorgeous photos and yummy recipe, Angie.

Devaki 17/5/14 23:08

Oh gosh those tomatoes with Balsamico and black olives? HEAVEN!!! I have to try argan oil though - no idea what it tastes like but its on my must do list.

Fantastic colors :)

ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Gourmet Getaways 18/5/14 06:45

Strictly veggies - this works for me! Thanks for sharing this simple yet healthy salad recipe!

Gourmet Getaways

Muna Kenny 18/5/14 12:20

I love how you bring the simplest ingredients together to make a beautiful looking and delicious dish :)

Asmita 18/5/14 12:52

Simply gorgeous! So fresh and delicious! This is the first time I am hearing about this dish. What is balsamic cream? Never heard of that too. I want to taste this dish!!!

Nisa Homey 18/5/14 16:29

I am a tomato person! Angie, I am amazed at your your pictures...pinned, gplussed!

Gina 18/5/14 23:00

Lots of heirloom tomatoes around here, but I have never come across this beauty. I never fail to learn something from you! Now, please tell me about the taste of argan oil. Totally new for me.

Guru Uru 18/5/14 23:48

Your salad looks so hearty and delicious, the Argan oil is a wonderful choice :D

Choc Chip Uru

Angie Schneider 19/5/14 04:38

@GinaIt has a rich nutty taste, very similar to hazelnuts.

Nammi 19/5/14 05:06

my goodness look at those tomatoes!!!

noobcook 19/5/14 06:58

what a delightful looking salad!

Kelly 19/5/14 07:16

Wow, this salad is so beautiful! I love how fresh and pretty it looks!

Nippon Nin 19/5/14 07:21

What a unique looking tomato. I have never encounter such gorgeous tomato yet but love to someday. Your salad looks fantastic.

A quote from Mark Twain gave me smile.

Couscous & Consciousness 19/5/14 11:12

What beautiful tomatoes. This is the kind of salad that I dream about all winter long. Ox-hearts are one of the varieties I grow in my garden over summer, and there is nothing better than one of these picked, still warm from the sun, straight from the vine onto the plate.

jehanne@thecookingdoctor 19/5/14 13:04

gorgeous salad, Angie, I am all enthusiastic about the fresh produce back in the market now and this is a winner :-)

mr. pineapple man 19/5/14 16:03

This is so elegant and perfect for summer!

Eva Taylor 19/5/14 16:18

It sure is an unusual tomato and I just love the name.I'n annoyed with myself that we didn't bring back edible argon oil, I only brought back some for cosmetic use. I love the look of this salad, just brimming with spring gorgeousness.

Anonymous 19/5/14 16:22

A divine coeur de boeuf tomato salad, Angie! Waw even! Wit that argan oil is must be very flavoursome & apart! MMMMM! :)

Pam 19/5/14 17:34

It looks beautiful! Simple ingredients make the best food.

wok with ray 19/5/14 17:50

I love those tomatoes! The dressing is just perfect. :)

Lady Lilith 19/5/14 17:52

I like baking with balsamic. It adds a really nice unique flavor to the foods.

Karen Harris 19/5/14 18:12

Beautiful! I can just imagine this with a nicely grilled steak. Perfect summer dish.

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 19/5/14 18:33

Gosh Angie - did you grow this tomato? It is so beautiful and love the simple presentation. The flavor must be amazing. We have about 15 tomato plants - all heirloom, but no fruit yet! Can't wait to eat a plate of fresh sliced tomatoes. Bravo!

Sheryl 19/5/14 19:50

Tomato salads are my favorite. I love this recipe for it's simplicity and think this will become a staple for our summer barbecues.

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 19/5/14 21:45

So gorgeous! I love fresh tomatoes this time of year, especially in simple salads like this.

Mary Frances 19/5/14 23:55

A gorgeous salad- and it couldn't be more simple!

Vicki Bensinger 20/5/14 00:08

This is beautiful and those tomatoes are stunning! Nice recipe.

Norma Chang 20/5/14 01:28

I am so looking forward to harvesting vine ripened tomatoes from my garden. Your salad is gorgeous.

Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style 20/5/14 01:35

It's been a while since I've had coeur de boeuf, and your photos are making me yearn for them! This salad is perfect, Angie -- simple, elegant, healthy, and I'm sure it's delicious!

Reeni 20/5/14 03:42

I never heard of these tomatoes before Angie! They are so different looking! I would love to try them - in your beautiful salad! Delizioso!

Jeanette 20/5/14 04:08

I've never heard of this variety of tomato nor have I used argan oil - thanks for introducing me to two new ingredients! ;)

Jess Bakericious 20/5/14 05:30

the color so attractive, a healthy dish :D

mjskit 21/5/14 05:11

What a beautiful and unusual shaped tomato. There's nothing better that a simple salad made with such lovely tomatoes and other simple, complementary ingredients. Great salad Angie!

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 26/5/14 07:11

I love how you use ingredients and always come across the most unique twists on the ordinary here. It's so inspiring and educational at the same time. Your coeur-de-boeuf tomato salad looks stunning juxtaposed against the dark olive slices. Beautiful presentation.

Karen (Back Road Journal) 26/5/14 20:10

I have photos of those tomatoes at the markets in France and Italy. I should try growing some of them next year.


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