Cook : Tomato and Goat Cheese Salad with Basil Dressing Recipe


While I do enjoy dining out, I actually cook at home quite often and I try to keep it healthy, quick and easy for the most part. I'm a big fan of salads for lunch and this is one that I especially love. Besides being incredibly delicious and satisfying, it literally takes just minutes to prepare. If you like insalata caprese, you will probably also enjoy this as it is a twist on that using goat cheese instead of mozzarella. The flavor is really fresh and bright which highlights the natural sweetness of tomatoes beautifully. This recipe can be easily doubled to serve two.

Tomato and Goat Cheese Salad with Basil Dressing
adapted from marthastewart.com

Ingredients:
1/3 cup fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
Coarse or kosher salt
1 large or 2 medium tomatoes

3 ounces goat cheese
Fresh ground black pepper


Directions:
Chop the basil and blend with olive oil and white wine vinegar (this step can be done in a mini-prep).
Season to taste with salt.
Core and slice tomatoes into 1/2-inch pieces.
Cut goat cheese into slices.
Arrange tomatoes and goat cheese on plate.
Drizzle basil dressing on top, season with fresh ground black pepper and serve.


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37 comments

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I love salad, though I am not a tomato fan at all, even the smell of fresh tomatoes puts me off, haha!! But, I am sure this is super tasty!! Have a great day doll xx

Amyboo said...

This looks so fresh and yummy! Tomatoes are one of my favorites. =)
I've been trying to eat healthier while still on a budget lately. I'll give this a spin.

Mary Jo @trustyourstyle said...

This looks so delicious! And I feel extremely hungry now even though it's morning. I'm starting to realize that you must be a really good cook Rowena!

Jackie Harrison said...

Mmm. never done this with goat chees which by the way its my favorite cheese will definitely give it a try it looks delicious thanks doll,
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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

All my favourite flavours on a plate, so it's definitely a winner for me. I cook this salad in summer when the tomatoes taste like they should and could probably live on it for as long as they are available. :)
x

Lilli said...

Hi Rowena! I am a fan of dining out but when I eat at home try to keep the food quick, fresh and healthy too. So I love salads too and have them often at home! Need to try your recipe, love all the ingredients you use, plus it looks super delicious! Pin the photo dear. Kisses and have a good day! xo

Emmylou said...

Nom nom nom:D This sounds good AND easy....just right up my alley.:)

♥vendy♥ said...

yummy love it but with cow cheese ^^
xoxo
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Lena L said...

this looks gorgeous and yummy! looks better than any restaurant dish.
thanks for sharing the recipe. the basil dressing sounds easy yet wonderful. :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love caprese and this is a fun take! Sigh, it's too bad I can't eat goat cheese anymore, but I would replicate this in a heartbeat!

xoxo,
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Jane said...

definitely going to try this. i love this with mozzarella but i love love goat cheese as well! yum!

Maru said...

This looks so delicious! I do enjoy insalata caprese, so I will be trying this soon! :)

Corina Nika said...

Oh man, this is so good!! love anything that has to do with tomato!
thank you for sharing :)

FASHION TALES said...

This salad looks so goo, and it's very refreshing, I love fresh basil, that's really makes all the difference. Thanks for sharing Rowena. xx/Madison

Jessica (Coco/Mingo) said...

Can I just tell you that tomato/cheese/basil salads are my favorite?!?! So of course, your photo above just made me drool and crave one of those! This looks so good! I need to try it because I've only had it with mozzarella, but the goat cheese sounds like it would be obviously delicious!

(Anna) la mode said...

MMmmm that looks so good! I've had tomato, basil and mozzarella salad, but never with goat cheese. That sounds delicious. I love how fresh and healthy it is too. Definitely going to have to try!

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Jayme and Mendi said...

Oh wow!! My mouth is watering! This looks so good!!

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Kim Alston said...

That looks good Rowena! I've had it at a restaurant, but now I can make it at home because of YOU! Yaaaay!
Thanks girl!
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Alicia Mackin said...

This soooo yummy, I love this kind of salad so refreshing. How about goat cheese AND fresh mozzarella!! I know you live in NY do you ever go to Rickshaw Dumplings? OMG they are sooooooo good.

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Mindy Fan said...

can I tell you how much I love this!! ?? This salad looks so refreshing and cheese is like my favorite thing!!
I want some now hehe!

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Akshara Vivekananthan said...

Looks absolutely delicious and refreshing!!

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

O YUM! I'd probably use mozzarella, but really, anything with cheese and basil (pizza! ravioli!) gets my approval lol. Thank you for sharing! Trust you're doing great *hugs*

Love and Ace said...

OH yum I love goat cheese and what a great twist to use it instead of mozzarella. Thanks for sharing this easy recipe! xx Kat

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CQUEK said...

oooooo… looks like THIS is what’s for breakfast!!!!

Nicole Aguinaldo said...

Wow this look amazing! Will definitely try this, I'm a big tomato lover :) Thanks for sharing! :)

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Leslie said...

Hi Rowena! This looks so healthy, fresh, and delicious! I adore this salad but have never tried it with goat cheese:)

Hope your week is going well! xxleslie

Elle Sees said...

yummy and healthy!

By Ana León said...

Wow i will try to do! It looks so yummy!

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Anonymous said...

Oh gosh, this is everything I LOVE :-D Thanks for the recipe!

Sorana Nistor said...

yummy!!!
maybe you want to follow each other?
let me know :)
xoxo

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Sam said...

Aw wow Rowena, this is the type of food I live for, lol. Fresh, wholesome and divinely delicious! I Have to make it, you're a foodie inspiration! Thanks for lending me your view.. Have a great Friday hun!

jeanine said...

Yum! It really looks delicious and if I switch out the vinegar to rice vinegar I can eat it. :)

Angel Feliciano said...

mmm this makes me so hungry <3

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Ceciliette said...

uhhh saturday foodporn <3

Fashion-isha said...

Yum..this salad looks like heaven!
xo
Sharon

Helen Blas said...

You make simple tomatoes look delish! Basil makes everything smell good. :D

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