This Blue Cheese Tomato Recipe with Microgreens is a great summer dish. Juicy ripe tomatoes are topped with blue cheese, a balsamic glaze and microgreens. So easy to put together but so good!
In the summer, you can frequently find me at various farmers markets. The Collingswood Farmers Market is one of my favorites! It is close to my house and it is a great place to gather on Saturday mornings. Not only, can you get wonderful NJ fresh produce, but it's a great place to grab a cup of local roasted coffee, listen to some live music or get some crepes for breakfast.
Where do I get my NJ Tomatoes from?
Most years I grow my own tomatoes but this year I decided to take a break from having a garden. I don't have a green thumb and there are so many great farm markets in NJ that I thought I could get plenty of tomatoes at one of the markets. I get tomatoes from various farm vendors at the Collingswood Farmers Market including Springdale Farms, Savoie Organic Farm, and Flaim Farms. They are all so good!
Tomato salads are part of my family's dinner at least twice a week in the summer. My husband's favorite one is a Simple Balsamic Glazed Caprese Salad but I also love to serve my Farmers Market Tomato Salad if we are having a barbecue. You just can't go wrong with a tomato salad.
What are microgreens?
I purchased some microgreens from Indogrow Farms, another great vendor at the farmers market. I wanted to incorporate them with some ripe, juicy tomatoes. Microgreens are seedlings of vegetables and herbs. They are packed with nutrients and flavor. They also make a dish look pretty. I sprinkled the sliced tomatoes with some crumbled blue cheese. They were drizzled with a balsamic glaze then topped with microgreens. Pretty fancy, I say! It's funny how just a few ingredients can make something look like it came from a restaurant. This Blue Cheese Tomato Recipe can also be topped with basil if you can't find microgreens from your local market.
What should you serve this Blue Cheese Tomato Recipe with?
I consider this tomato salad to be a side dish and love serving it next to some salmon or pasta at dinner. But I also make it for lunch. It is a nice light dish and great with a nice crusty piece of bread. I really could eat NJ tomatoes everyday in the summer.
Make sure to visit one of your local farmers markets. There is really nothing better than local fresh produce!
Blue Cheese Tomato Recipe with Microgreens
- 2 medium size ripe tomatoes, sliced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
- 2 to 3 tablespoon balsamic glaze
- 1 handful microgreens
- Arrange a large plate or platter with the sliced tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle on the crumbled blue cheese.
- Drizzle the balsamic glaze over the tomatoes.
- Top with the microgreens and serve.