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Heirloom Tomato Salad in Parmesan Baskets recipe

Heirloom Tomato Salad in Parmesan Baskets.

A colorful heirloom tomato salad dressedin a simple balsamic vinaigrette and delightfully presented ina crisp Parmesan ‘basket’.

Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Saladin Parmesan Baskets

Heirloom Tomato Salad:
8 ounces red heirloom tomatoes
8 ounces yellow heirloom tomatoes
8 ounces green heirloom tomatoes
1/4 cup virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Kosher salt, as needed
Cracked black pepper, as neededParmesan Basket:
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Wisconsin Parmesan cheese, finely grated
6 fresh basil leaves

  • For Heirloom Tomato Salad: Cut the tomatoesinto 1-inch cubes. Toss gently with oil, vinegar, salt and pepperand let stand at least 20 minutes, covered. If holding longer,refrigerate until ready to serve as directed.
  • For Parmesan Basket: In a small (6 to8-inch) nonstick pan, sprinkle 1/4 cup Wisconsin Parmesan tocover pan surface. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until golden and firm.Invert over a small oven-to-table rounded ramekin and let cool.Repeat process with remaining Parmesan to create 6 baskets.
  • Place 1/2 cup salad in each Parmesan basketand garnish with basil leaf.
  • Serve immediately.

    Makes 6 servings.

    Adapted recipe and photograph courtesyof Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.

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