Summertime is over, and I don’t want to deal with it.
This summer has not only been one of the most fun, but it’s been one of the most plentiful with food. I’ve gotten into farmer’s markets- gotten in deep. I might need an intervention.
With that being said, if you don’t visit them often, you should rethink that. Especially where I live in upstate New York, going to a farmer’s market can be a cheaper and fresher alternative to dealing with crowds of people inside a grocery store. If you’re going to deal with crowds of people, might as well deal with them while you’re outside on a beautiful day.
That being said, I went to the farmer’s market last week and made this awesome simple salad. Heirloom tomatoes are very in style right now, and I hope that doesn’t change. They’re delicious. Large and sweet and juicy, in every color of the rainbow. This salad is meant to showcase them while there still in season, andwould go really well with barbecue this weekend. Just sayin’.
3 heirloom tomatoes [$6]
Fresh parsley [$1]
Good quality extra virgin olivie oil [$5 for a small bottle]
Fresh goat cheese [$6]
This one is a no-brainer. Slice the tomatoes and arrange on a plate. Top with the olive oil, parsley, and goat cheese. Finish with a little more oil and some finishing salt (or table salt).