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Author Notes: I love tomatoes, yet store bought tomatoes in Seattle are so flavorless that fruit is ashamed to claim them. It isn’t until you bite into a juicy, sweet, homegrown or heirloom tomato that you realize why they call it a fruit. Using heirloom tomatoes from the farmers market, and that other fruit-that’s-confused-as-a-vegetable, avocados, I made a simple but delicious fruit salad. The flavors of the 'traditional' sweet fruits meld perfectly with the tomatoes and avocados! —Loves Food Loves to Eat
Serves 2-4 as a meal, 4-6 as a side
- 2 large nectarines
- 1 large pink grapefruit (remove peel and seeds)
- 2 large heirloom tomatoes
- 1 large avocado
- 1.5 cups pitted, halved dark cherries
- 1 large navel orange (remove peel and seeds)
- 2 plums
- Cut fruit into large chunks, and toss together with their juices. Enjoy salad on its own, topped with yogurt (honey flavored Greek, if you can find it), or, as I did the next day, on a whole wheat bagel with a schmear of cream cheese and a drizzle honey.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe Using Heirloom Tomatoes