Southern ‘Maters

Submitted by Christi

Got some great little tomatoes out of my garden today along with a few herbs. I put together a little ‘mater salad.

Tomato SaladIt was really, really good – so it is this weeks entry for

With Designs by Gollum

Today’s Lagniappe: Christi’s ‘Mater Salad

Bake one Pepperidge Farm pastry shell for each serving (you can skip this if you are counting calories)
Quarter cherry tomatoes
Chop a little shallot (to taste)
Chop a bit of cucumber for each serving
Chop assorted garden herbs (I used parsley from the garden – basil would be good too – or whatever you like with tomatoes)
Maytag blue cheese, crumbled up – to taste (you can skip this too if you are counting calories but, I’m telling you, it really added A LOT of great flavor)
Salad greens

Place the chopped tomatoes and other veggies and herbs in a bowl and add a little salt and pepper and set aside. Toss the greens with a little vinaigrette. Place the dressed salad greens on a salad plate. Place the baked puffed pastry shell in the middle of the greens. Toss the tomato mixture with some of the vinaigrette. Spoon tomato mixture into and around the pastry shell. Add blue cheese to the plate in the tomato mixture in the shell and around the shell with the greens.

Apple cider vinegar
Olive Oil
Garlic powder (I was in a hurry!)
salt and pepper

Put it all in a bowl and mix it up with a whisk.


8 Responses to “Southern ‘Maters”

  1. Kendra Says:

    Love your Mater Salad!!

  2. Christine Says:

    This salad looks really good!…Christine

  3. Kristen Says:

    What a gorgeous salad. I love the puffed pastry in the center. It’s an entire meal!

  4. Jacqueline Says:

    I am so jealous. I watch for the first tomatoes. Here they are
    just coming on as little green ones. This looks so scrumptious, and I would love the crunch of the puff pastry crust with the tomatoes and cheese. Yummmmm.

  5. Jerri Says:

    That looks wonderful!

  6. Gail@FaithfulnessFarm Says:

    Oh, I just adore garden tomatoes! Your salad sounds delish!!


  7. Lori E Says:

    We eat tomatoes almost every day. Always looking for more ways to serve them.

  8. Suzy Says:

    Looks great! Love your pretty camellia in the banner.

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