Summer Salad of Tomatoes & Figs
Here is my favorite combination: Fresh figs and Jersey tomatoes.
I had local figs and my beautiful cherry tomatoes picked fresh off the vine.
Inspired by Marie's book, 66 Square Feet A Delicious Life.
Plate quartered, ripe figgies on a platter, and add some arugula and halved tomatoes (any summer variety will do).
Drizzle some white balsamic vinegar over the platter and drizzle w/ good olive oil.
Shred fresh mint leaves and basil leaves over everything and serve right away.
Yes, our herbs peter out usually mid July, so Henry plants new ones so I aways have 3 basil and parsley plants going.......I even have little seedlings popping up so I will have parsley until October.....
It's been a terrible season for basil here in NJ, lots of disease, one of my varieties had done very well, but the others, not so great.