Cherry Tomato Salad with Blue Cheese
A simple summer salad full of fresh garden cherry tomatoes and savory blue cheese. This Cherry Tomato Salad with Blue Cheese is excellent for late summertime picnics and barbecues. Enjoy those tomatoes while they are in peak season!
‘Tis the season for fresh garden tomatoes! Sadly, I can’t say these beautiful tomatoes came from my garden, but they did come from my grandpa’s garden! My garden has been a little neglected this year due to my lack of desire to be out in the heat digging around in dirt while pregnant. The tomato plants I put in pots have slowly withered away due to lack of attention but my herbs are still going strong, thanks to the all the rain we’ve been getting these last couple of months.
My grandfather’s garden, however, is producing a ridiculous amount of tomatoes. He planted around 60 tomato plants this year (he cut back from the 120 plants he put in from seed years prior – he’s 82 and outta control!!). He changed things up this year and planted mostly cherry tomatoes, which makes me happy because they are one of my favorite varieties of tomatoes. When I was home last week I made sure to come home with a big bunch.
Normally, I pair up tomatoes with mozzarella or feta cheese, but this time I was inspired to try something different after coming home from Whole Foods with a nice container of their crumbled blue cheese. I added a few snips of fresh chives (from my garden!) and a drizzle of olive oil – this simple summery salad turned out absolutely delicious!! If you are a blue cheese lover like I am, then you really must try out this Cherry Tomato and Blue Cheese Salad. It would make an excellent addition to any upcoming picnic or barbecue this summer – especially the Fourth of July!
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Cherry Tomato and Blue Cheese Salad
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Salad
- pint of cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- pinch coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
- Put tomatoes, blue cheese and chives in a large salad plate or bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and very gently toss.
Keywords: tomato, cherry tomato, blue cheese, salad
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No way! Its not neglect- its all this darn rain! I swear it- my tomato plants look horrible 🙁 . Glad you still are able to enjoy some fresh ones- they look amazing. What a perfect summer salad. How are you feeling???
And who just posted a photo on Facebook the other day of her garden fresh cherry tomato bounty? This gal did! Okay, so it wasn’t quite a bounty. If I could stop myself from eating them off the vine, I could have enough to make this salad. It’s a goal this week!
I live for quick, fresh and summery salads like this! Fantastic recipe, Aggie!
I love tomato season! I have never had luck growing them but luckily I can get great local tomatoes in town. I love this salad!
Now this is my kind of red white and blue food ; )
What a simple beautiful salad straight from the garden. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Well done, my friend. Love how fresh this is. Happy 4th of July!
Great idea for fresh tomatoes! The bugs got my tomatoes, they pretty much got everything but the sweet potato vines, which have taken over, lol.
I need me some simple yum today, looks so good and flavorful!
Simple, fresh and very easy to make. It’s perfect. Thanks for sharing this with us.
I have been getting the best tomatoes from the farmers market and I’m always on the lookout for ways to enjoy blue cheese. Love this!
This salad looks too good to pass up! Hope you are feeling good!
I am still waiting for my tomatoes…but I am so ready! Once I have some I am making this salad. It looks wonderful and so summery.
I doubled the amounts, added cilantro and a cup of barley. So good!thanks or the inspiration!
That sounds wonderful! I just started putting barley in soups recently, love it. I am going to try your salad creation! Thanks so much for the feedback and idea. Have a great weekend!
I love the simplicity of this salad. When you have such fantastic ingredients, no need to do too much with them. Let ’em shine!! 🙂
Such a pretty and simple side!
Oh my, I love this. So simple and so perfect 🙂
I add 1 1/2 tsp of sugar to sweeten it up a bit 🙂
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Cherry tomato and cheese salad is always best choice for relaxing ambient with friends 🙂