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Tomato Salad with Fourme d'Ambert and Fresh Herbs

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A refreshing and delicious everyday salad with a mix of tomatoes and fourme d'ambert - one of France's oldest and most-prized cheeses, dressed with a simple truffle vinaigrette.
Fourme Ambert is a mild blue cheese that was traditionally made with raw cow's milk in Auvergne region of France. It is known for its narrow cylindrical shape and has delicate aromas and unique flavour. “Fourme” in French means “mould”, as in the container that is used to shape the cheese. A village called “Ambert” was the centre of production for Fourme d’Ambert Cheese.

Truffle Vinaigrette
  • 400 g A mix of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 Handful of fresh herbs, chopped (I used basil and flat parsley)
  • Salad greens of your choice
  • 100 g Fourme d'Ambert, cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp Truffle oil
  • 3 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp White wine vinegar
  • 1/3 tsp Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  1. In a small bowl whisk together all the ingredients to make a uniform dressing. Store in the fridge until ready for use.
  2. Rinse and dry cherry tomatoes. Slice them in half and place in a large bowl. Add in chopped red onion and fresh herbs. Add in half of the dressing and gently toss to combine.
  3. Place the leafy greens on a serving platter. Spoon the tomatoe salad over. Sprinkle the fourme d'ambert cubes on top. Serve with the remaining dressing.

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Tom 19/5/21 04:44

...this would be fabulous with fresh tomatoes from the garden.

J.P. Alexander 19/5/21 05:07

Se ve muy rica , gracias por la receta . te mando un beso

Pedro 19/5/21 07:51

Fresh, aromatic and full of flavor. I love this salad.
Good day!

Jyoti 19/5/21 08:53

Looks like such a healthy and tasty salad! Wonderful Post! Have a great day!
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The Exclusive Beauty Diary 19/5/21 08:56

That salad is served very luxurious like salad in 5 star hotels. Great presentation.

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DEZMOND 19/5/21 09:47

I am still waiting for the prices of tomatoes to drop now that winter is over, but no such luck, sadly, even strawberries are crazy expensive here!

Nancy Chan 19/5/21 11:45

So colourful and beautiful tomato salad. We had a simple tomato and cucumber salad with toasted sesame dressing.

Martha 19/5/21 13:23

Beautiful and such a perfect summer meal!

Eva Taylor 19/5/21 13:53

I adore all blue cheese so I’m definitely going to be on the lookout for this wonderful example. Great idea to use it in a salad and to take it to the next level with the truffle dressing!

Javier 19/5/21 14:02

I absolutely love it this salad!!! I usually use tomatoes when I make a salad but it don't look so wonderful like this... Great job, Angie!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 19/5/21 14:44

Oh my that is fabulous looking and so fresh and tasty!

Brian 19/5/21 14:45

That looks wonderful and would sure be great with garden fresh tomatoes!

Julie 19/5/21 15:13

colorful salad, perfect for summers.. lovely!

Kitchen Riffs 19/5/21 15:24

Our cherry tomato plants are growing like crazy! Hope to have some tomatoes in a few weeks. They'd be great in this -- lovely combo of flavors. Thanks!

bread&salt 19/5/21 15:58

Such a beautiful salad. Weather is so warm here and this salad becomes a perfect lunch. I have not tried truffle oil so far. Not sure but maybe i can use pumpkin seeds oil instead öf it.

Pam 19/5/21 18:55

Definitely my kind of salad!

foodtravelandwine 19/5/21 19:17

This salad is fabulous!....I would love to try that cheese...I love cheeses!.......Abrazotes, Marcela

Marissa 19/5/21 19:50

I love the idea of pairing blue cheese with red ripe tomatoes! Fourme d'Ambert is new to me - I hope our market carries it!

Kinga K. 19/5/21 21:14

I love tomato salad ❤

tigerfish 20/5/21 00:10

This makes a prized salad! ;p

judee 20/5/21 03:07

Your salad looks so good. As the weather has been getting warmer, I seem to be craving more salads. I love cherry tomatoes in any salad.

Evi Erlinda 20/5/21 03:29

This salad looks colorful and pretty!

New Classic r 20/5/21 03:31

I am going to be on the lookout for that wonderful cheese so that I can make this delightful salad.

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 20/5/21 07:17


There's me saying that I love all cheese and there's you naming and using a variety I have never come across before!

Just to make matters even worse, Blue cheeses are some of my favourites.

Your salad looks so colourful and I can smell those mixed aromas from here :)

Margaret D 20/5/21 07:29

Looking lovely the salad, similar to what I made sometimes.

speedy70 20/5/21 08:47

Quanto mi piacciono queste insalate!!!

Isabell's Kitchen 20/5/21 10:37

That salad looks perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Nammi 20/5/21 13:59

this look like the perfect summer dish. TRying to pronounce that name though.

Tanza Erlambang 20/5/21 14:51

we make this kind of salad sometimes, especially with a quite lot of tomatoes.

Have a nice day

[Reply] 21/5/21 14:17

I love bleu cheese in salads, and the truffle vinaigrette sounds wonderful!

all types recepies and desert 21/5/21 21:17

Delicious salad recipe thanks for sharing

Karen (Back Road Journal) 24/5/21 14:43

I think we should call you the queen of salads as you always make such interesting ones. I've never thought to use my truffle oil in a salad dressing.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 25/5/21 17:06

I don't think I've seen that cheese before but I do love blue cheese and gorgonzola. What a wonderful salad for fresh summer cherry tomatoes!

Raymund 26/5/21 00:56

First time I heard of that cheese. I know I will love this as I am a huge fan of blue cheeses

Chef Mimi 26/5/21 16:21

This is so beautiful. I'm printing it to make for my girlfriend. She loves cheese, but is also a truffle freak! Thanks!

Norma2 26/5/21 17:10

Simple, colorful and delicious!
Kisses Angie


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