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Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables are those that are non-hybrid, native plants. Conventional tomatoes have been bred so that they can be picked young and travel long distances, with flavor being low on the priority list.

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  • 2 pounds heirloom tomatoes, cored and cut in 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon (or to taste) kosher sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon (or to taste) freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Serves 4 to 6 as a side

Arrange the tomato slices on a platter or individual serving plates. Sprinkle the tomatoes with the salt and drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil. Top the tomatoes with the chopped herbs and a sprinkling of cheese. Enjoy.

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