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Month: July 2021

Home Grown Tomatoes

My friend M’lissa inspired this recipe when she left a jicama at my house after using the other ½ for appetizers.  Tomatoes are abundant in our garden this year, and a tomato salad with crunch?  Well, I hope this recipe makes your list of top hits this summer as you look for uses of those abundant tomatoes!  BTW – Regular tomatoes work just as well as heirloom.

Crunchy Heirloom Tomato Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish


  • 3 cups heirloom tomatoes - cut into bite-size pieces
  • cups sliced fresh cucumbers
  • ½ cup chopped sweet onions
  • ½ cup 2” length matchstick - cut jicama
  • 1 medium avocado, cut into slices
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves- approx 1/4 cup


  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp fresh milled pepper


  • Add tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, jicama, avocado and cilantro to a bowl. (Or for a different presentation, you can place on a platter)
  • Whisk together olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper to make the dressing
  • Drizzle dressing over veggies