heirloom tomato recipe


Grilled Raspberry Chipotle Salmon w/ Summer Salad 

fresh salmon fillet seasoned with sea salt, fresh cracker pepper, and a small amount of chili flakes. seared over medium high heat in avocado oil on each side and then placed into a 400 degree oven for a few minutes to cook the inside until it was in between medium rare and medium well. (don’t cook your fish to death twice, please). 

summer salad consists of spinach, blistered heirloom grape tomatoes, sweet bell peppers (red, orange, and yellow), and mushroom. cooked in a small amount of garlic and avocado oil, seasoned generously with fresh cracked black pepper, tiny amount of sea salt, and a small hint of lime juice. 

raspberry chipotle sauce was homemade. will post a recipe for that later once it is perfected. 

The Messy Caprese with Marinated Mozzarella.

This salad is what every caprese wishes she could be when she grows up, inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi.

Sexy toasted fennel seeds + flavorful lemon zest + powerful basil, oregano & garlic.

Musings on the flavor combining, and the Messy Caprese recipe here!

The best cooking is often the most simple cooking. This is especially true in the summer with the abundance of local produce, like the heirloom tomatoes in our August salad.  

We created a few simple toast recipes that let the flavors of these fresh tomatoes speak for themselves. Feel free to follow our suggestions, or make your own creation with your choice of herbs, spices and cheeses.

Ingredients for all recipes:

  • 5-6 slices of thickly-cut baguette (or whatever your favorite bread is)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • salt + pepper to taste

For avocado + basil variation add:

  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted + mashed onto toast
  • 3 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • balsamic vinegar to taste

For goat cheese option add:

  • 3 tbsp soft goat cheese
  • 1 clove garlic
  • sprinkle of fresh thyme

For caprese version add:

  • 4 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2-3 balls of fresh mozzarella
  • balsamic vinegar to taste


  1. Slice bread into thick pieces
  2. Brush with olive oil (and garlic if included in recipe)
  3. Toast bread until golden in toaster or oven
  4. Assemble toasts with your favorite toppings
  5. Season to taste with salt + pepper

Yields 2-3 servings. Approximate calories per serving (varies per recipe): 150-280.