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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Black Olives and Pine Nuts

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This is a really simple salad that calls for just a few everyday ingredients: sweet beefsteak tomatoes, salty black olives, rich buttery pine nuts, chives and blossoms. They combines together to make a lovely summer salad with a healthy drizzle of olive oil and red wine vinegar. Plus, the recipe comes together in 5 minutes. Serve it as a side or add grilled fish, roasted chicken, or boiled chickpea to make it a meal.

  • 2 tbsp Pine nuts, toasted
  • 700 g Heirloom tomato (I used beefsteak tomato)
  • 15-20 Black olives
  • 1 tbsp Chives, chopped + blossoms
  • 2-3 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp Red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place the pine nuts in a dry skillet. Heat over medium heat for about 3 minutes until lightly golden and fragrant.
  2. Cut the tomatoes into slices and arrange them on a serving platter with the black olives.
  3. Generously drizzle olive oil over the tomatoes until they’re shiny and well coated, then add the red wine vinegar. Scatter the chopped chives and blossoms on top, then season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the toasted pine nuts over and serve immediately.

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Brian 5/6/22 01:26

Yum, I could eat that any old time!

Tom 5/6/22 01:54

...I'm looking forward to picking the first tomatoes out of my garden!

J.P. Alexander 5/6/22 02:21

Una forma diferente de comer tomate. Gracias por la reseña. Te mando un beso.

Christine 5/6/22 04:35

Colourful and delicious!

Margaret D 5/6/22 05:14

Looks nice, love black olives.

Kitchen Riffs 5/6/22 06:35

We haven't gotten any decent local tomatoes yet, and I'm SO looking forward to them. When they're in season, this dish will be on our table. :-) Really nice -- thanks.

Anonymous 5/6/22 11:54

Oh Angie, what a simple but beautiful combination of flavors in this salad. There is nothing like a rich sweet red Heirloom tomato. It's judee

DEZMOND 5/6/22 13:59

I like the new dark board background that you used for the photo and also the lovely dark plates.

Chef Mimi 5/6/22 14:04

Beautiful. What kind of olives are those? I’ve never seen anything like them!

Angie's Recipes 5/6/22 15:31

@Chef Mimi They are dry cured (with oil) Sele olives from Turkey.

Norma2 5/6/22 17:28

Simple, tasty and healthy with the addition of nuts such as pine nuts.
Besos Angie

foodtravelandwine 6/6/22 00:50

I love this simple Mediterranean salad!....delicious!!......Abrazotes, Marcela

Rose world 6/6/22 07:09

Never seen a heirloom tomato before. I love tomatoes especially tomato cherries. Like them like that or have them in salad .

Nancy Chan 6/6/22 07:42

Beautiful heirloom tomatoes. Can't get this here.

speedy70 6/6/22 08:57

Un insalata semplice e deliziosa, ottima con i pinoli!!!

Lola Martínez 6/6/22 13:17

Oh qué haríamos en verano sin estas ricas y frescas ensaladas? Para nosotros son imprescindibles. Que vistosa y deliciosa la que nos traes.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 6/6/22 13:19

So easy with simple ingredients. Yet, it's a marvelous way to showcase the best summer tomatoes!

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 6/6/22 17:17

Beautiful, vibrant, and so fresh summer salad pleasing the eye! Loving the addition of chive blossoms, too.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 6/6/22 18:22

I just planted my tomatoes last week. I can't wait for the first fresh summer tomato. I love everything about this salad!

Easyfoodsmith 6/6/22 19:05

Thats a lovely refreshing salad!

Javier 6/6/22 19:50

This salad is refreshing and tasty, ideal for this season of the year

Muriel 6/6/22 20:12

J'ai justement tout ce qu'il faut pour préparer cette délicieuse salade ! Bonne fin de journée

Gloria Baker 6/6/22 22:02

This looks beautiful Angie!! hugs

Valentina 6/6/22 23:09

Angie, you and such a great talent for taking simple fresh ingredients and making them shine. This is a beautiful dish. :-) ~Valentina

Anonymous 7/6/22 14:14

We just got back from Spain, land of tomatoes! I’ve never had such flavourful tomatoes. This salad looks amazing, incredibly vibrant colours, love it.

Lowcarb team member 7/6/22 21:52

Beautiful heirloom tomatoes, and a wonderful salad.

All the best Jan.

My name is Erika. 8/6/22 02:52

This is such an attractive plate Angie. You sure know how to make food photos in eye candy and often mouth watering too. Hugs-Erika

Sherry's Pickings 9/6/22 06:42

this looks incredibly pretty angie even tho tomatoes are not my fave...

Sherry's Pickings 9/6/22 06:43

not sure my comment worked. just saying - such a pretty dish but i'm not a huge fan of the tomatoes as you may remember from my posts :)

2pots2cook 9/6/22 10:00

Angie, this is beautiful! So inviting!

[Reply] 9/6/22 15:56

What a great combo of ingredients Angie! And such a beautiful summer salad!

mjskit 10/6/22 01:11

A simple salad like this is certainly the best way to enjoy summer heirloom tomatoes. Can't wait for mine to start ripening. Soon!

Marcelle 11/6/22 22:26

Angie, this is simple, but packed with flavor!! So perfect for summer, great recipe!!

Anonymous 14/6/22 16:38

Love heirloom tomatoes, waiting to get hold of some this summer. Love your simple salad that showcases/highlights the summer flavors of heirloom tomatoes

tigerfish 14/6/22 16:40

Can't wait to get hold of some heirloom tomatoes this summer. Love how this simple salad showcases/highlights summer flavors

Raymund 16/6/22 11:54

I simply love how you use a lot of vibrant and contrasting colours to your dishes, its not just delicious its also an eye candy. Loving your work


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