Heirloom tomato salad with bocconcini and basil

Heirloom tomato salad with bocconcini and basil

Because I’m a seasonal fanatic, I refuse to make this salad at any other time of the year than when heirloom tomatoes are in season – even though I’ve been known to lust over it in mid-January.



Guess what I’m making for lunch today? Buon Appetito!


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Heirloom tomatoes

Heirloom tomato salad with bocconcini and basil

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  1. 2 medium red heirloom tomatoes – cut in 1/4″ slices
  2. 1 medium yellow or orange heirloom tomato – cut in 1/4″ slices
  3. 1 medium green heirloom tomato – cut in 1/4″ slices
  4. 1 cup mixed heirloom cherry tomatoes or husk tomatoes
  5. 1磅(455克)Bocconcini(婴儿马苏里拉球) - 排在纸巾上
  6. extra virgin olive oil
  7. sea salt to taste
  8. freshly ground black pepper to taste
  9. 1/2杯小罗勒叶

  1. Arrange the tomatoes and bocconcini onto 4 plates. Drizzle lavishly with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Garnish with the basil and serve with sourdough or Italian country bread.

Heirloom tomato salad with bocconcini and basil





  • Reply mjskit. July 28, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    What a beautifully delicious salad!

  • Reply joan kovats 2012年7月28日晚上10:08

    Hi Viviane, I love this tomato-boccocino salad too, but instead of adding fresh basil to it, I add chopped cilantro to this salad. I am unable to get the heirloom tomatoes in my area, so, I use cocktail tomatoes. They are sweet too. Thanks for this. Yours. Joan Kovats

  • Reply Beverly Babcock July 28, 2012 at 5:01 pm


    • Reply Viviane July 28, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Beverly, Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and for taking the time to write it. I’m most grateful to you and I hope your hunt for heirlooms will be successful!

  • Reply Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet } 2010年8月29日下午2:10


  • Reply Paula 8月2日8, 2010 at 5:11 am


  • Reply CheeseGoddess 8月2日7, 2010 at 10:43 am

    With these ingredients how could you go wrong?! Absolutely divine photos. Lovely!

  • Reply risaeats. 8月2日7, 2010 at 9:41 am

    I spelled bocconcini wrong. Yikes. Never comment when you are low on coffee intake! I meant bocconcini, not broccolini, although they are both expensive around here. I buy fresh mozzarella for $3 a lb and if I want bocconcini it is $5 for a little container.

    • Reply Viviane Bauquet Farre 8月2日7, 2010 at 9:53 am


  • Reply risaeats. 8月2日7, 2010 at 9:39 am

    I have been making versions of this lately. The latest was from a Saveur email from ABC Kitchen in NYC, and it was Heirloom Tomatoe, Mozzarella, Chiles and Herbs. It was amazing with all those different colored tomatoes. Pretty, delicious and healthy. Never thought of using broccolini as it is $4 a lb around here. Does look amazing though.

  • Reply Marisa 8月2日6, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Perfect. These colorful heirlooms and basil are so summery. You’ve got me craving this!

  • Reply Cristina 2010年8月26日上午10:54

    Basil, tomatoes, mozzarella and olive oil all together…there couldn’t be anything more perfect. I could enjoy that combination everyday and not get tired of it. Lovely salad.

  • Reply 厨师资源 8月2日6, 2010 at 1:19 am


  • Reply Choclette August 1, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    So simple and so delicious. Also good to hear there is someone else out there who won’t by tomatoes out of season.

  • Reply Sara July 27, 2010 at 7:11 am

    I went through a tomato, basil, and mozzarella “phase” awhile back and have since abandoned the lunch time dish. Too much of a good thing! But reading this recipe makes me want to give it another go. Just need to find a friend with a garden…and heirlooms:)

  • Reply Mardi @ Eatlivetravelwrite. July 26, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Heirloom tomatoes are like little foodie jewels! Love them.

  • Reply 黎明@ cocinasavant. 2010年7月21日at 6:01 pm

    two of my favorite summertime things!!!

  • Reply 香料的魔力 2010年7月21日at 3:49 pm

    Another beautiful salad… I love using heirloom tomatoes, they make such a colorful dish addition:)

  • Reply opebet新闻cFootieForager. 2010年7月21日上午9:20

    我做了同样的...... ..,加上大块的柴油面包浸泡所有的口味!

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