Tomato Salad with feta, cucumber, and capers

Tomato Salad with cucumbers, goat cheese, and capers
Tomato Salad with cucumbers, feta, and capers

I love tomato salads, and I love the heirloom tomatoes that I’ve been receiving n my CSA. They are so delicious, and perfectly ripe, that they make me wonder why I ever even bother eating tomatoes out of season – its like an entirely different food. During hot spells, I like to keep my refrigerator full of fresh produce and put together simple salads, even multiple salads, for quick and easy meals. While I love Mark Bittman’s recent article on 101 salad ideas, I prefer to just make my own up, based on what I have around the house and my mood. This simple salad was just a large chopped heirloom tomato, some small chunks of cucumber, a crumble low-fat feta, capers, sea salt and fresh ground pepper, and a splash of red wine vinegar. Not even any oil. Right before I ate it, I walk out to my front porch and grabbed a few leaves of fresh basil, tore them up and threw them in. And you know what? It was perfect.

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