Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fresh Tomato/Goat Cheese Salad

I love vacations. I love eating new and different foods while on vacation. Well this summer's vacation was no different. While I was in Spain I had a delicious tomato/goat cheese salad. This recipe is my attempt to recreate the deliciousness of that salad. 
There are always locally grown tomatoes available at the farmers market, so try this yummy summer salad recipe this weekend.
Here, I served this salad with asparagus soup and a grilled pork burger.

Fresh Tomato/Goat Cheese Salad
with balsamic reduction and olive oil
Balsamic reduction

1 8 oz bottle balsamic vinegar
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp rosemary
2 Tbls honey

Pour vinegar, thyme and rosemary into a heavy stainless steel sauce pan.
Heat medium high, stirring occasionally until it reduces to half the volume.
Stir in honey and heat for another couple minutes.
Let balsamic reduction cool completely. Keep stored in the refrigerator.

Fresh Tomato/Goat Cheese Salad

4 to 5 sliced tomatoes
sea salt
1/2 cup balsamic reduction
1/4 cup olive oil

Arrange sliced ripe tomatoes on your serving dish. 
Sprinkle tomatoes with sea salt. 
Slice chavrie goat cheese and arrange between the tomato slices. 
Drizzle the balsamic vinegar reduction over the tomatoes and goat cheese. 
Drizzle olive oil over the tomatoes and goat cheese.
Serve with your favorite grilled meat and fresh fruit.

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