Heirloom Tomato, Nectarine and Arugula Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette / by Judy Kim

by Judy Kim

Heirloom Tomato, Nectarine and Arugula Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Yield: 4 servings

This is more of an assembly of ingredients than a recipe, which is exactly how I like to cook in the Summer. It's easy to pull together especially after a run to the Union Square Greenmarket, the largest farmers market in NYC. There's always so much to choose from, but I wanted to keep this salad simple. I like to marinate the tomatoes in the beginning to give them a garlicky touch. Letting them sit for 5 minutes or longer helps minimize the raw garlic flavor. Using a fine micro grater helps in that department too. (Grating is my favorite discovery, plus its faster than mincing!) Regardless the vinegar and nectarines will balance it out with just a touch of sweetness.  If you don't have a specialty vinegar use balsamic vinegar, it will still be delicious!

You could add some burrata to this to make this a light lunch with a crusty loaf of bread and salted butter.  A glass of rosé would be nice too.

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut tomatoes in half or quarters. In a large bowl mix tomatoes with garlic and season with sea salt. Set aside for 5 minutes. 
  2. In a large platter arrange arugula greens, nectarines, red onion and tomatoes.
  3. Drizzle with grapefruit vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil. Finish with sprinkle of flake sea salt. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

1 lb mix of heirloom and green tomatoes, in various shapes and sizes

1 garlic clove, grated on microplane

flake sea salt

5 oz arugula

3 nectarines, pitted and sliced

1/4 cup diced red onion

grapefruit balsamic vinegar such as The Filling Station vinegar

extra-virgin olive oil