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Peak Heirloom Tomatoes Meet Tangy Boursin Cheese in This Herby Tomato Salad

published Aug 3, 2020
Herby Heirloom Tomato Salad

This colorful, herb-packed tomato salad is made even more crowd-pleasing thanks to Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs.

Serves4 to 6

Prep5 minutes to 7 minutes

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Credit: Armando Rafael Moute

Peak summer is peak tomato season — and while there are 101 ways to indulge in their sweet, juicy bounty, we think a simple salad almost always wins out among the rest. Thick heirloom slices shine bright when left uncluttered without lettuce or other veggies. Just a drizzle of good oil and vinegar, along with a scattering of herbs, does the trick.

If you want to make it something extra special, though, you can do no better than crumbling Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs over the whole affair. Suddenly a platter of ripe tomatoes becomes a summer salad that’s worthy of gathering around — whether it’s a picnic with a few of your closest friends or a Sunday barbecue at home with your family.

Credit: Armando Rafael Moute

A Fast and Fancy Summer Salad to Share

It’s true that our gatherings look a whole lot different this year. While the large parties and cookouts are canceled, though, we can and should share good food together, even in the smallest of crowds. Bring this colorful salad to the table for your household — whatever size it might be — or take it outside for a picnic. It tastes effortlessly of the season, but it’s the Boursin® that makes it stand out.

Credit: Armando Rafael Moute

Boursin® is well recognized as an elevated addition to any cheese board but that’s really just the start. Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs is a delicate blend of garlic, parsley, and chives, making it a versatile addition to so many dishes. It crumbles easily over this vibrant salad and lends rich creaminess to every bite. This is just the kind of fast and fancy recipe you’ll make over and over again all summer long. And for even more creative recipes starring Boursin®, download their idea-packed recipe book here.

Credit: Armando Rafael Moute

Herby Heirloom Tomato Salad

This colorful, herb-packed tomato salad is made even more crowd-pleasing thanks to Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs.

Prep time 5 minutes to 7 minutes

Serves 4 to 6

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds

    heirloom tomatoes (about 6 medium), preferably a mix of colors

  • 1 teaspoon

    sherry vinegar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons

    extra-virgin olive oil

  • Flaky sea salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 cup

    loosely packed fresh tender herbs, such as parsley, basil, cilantro, dill, tarragon, or a combination

  • 1

    (5.2-ounce) package Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs

  • 1 tablespoon

    capers

Instructions

  1. Core and cut 2 pounds heirloom tomatoes (about 6 medium) into 1/4-inch slices crosswise. Arrange the slices in an overlapping pattern on a platter.

  2. Drizzle the tomatoes with 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar and 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with a generous pinch of flaky sea salt and several grinds black pepper.

  3. Coarsely chop 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh tender herbs, such as parsley, basil, cilantro, dill, tarragon, or a combination and crumble 1 (5.2-ounce) package Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs. Scatter herbs, cheese crumbles, and 1 tablespoon capers over the tomatoes and serve.