Beefsteak Tomato Salad with Blue Cheese, Bacon and Basil

Flavorful and beautiful Beefsteak Tomatoes are featured this week at Oliver’s Market, and a price of $1.99/lb. The combination of the impactful flavors of Point Reyes Farmstead “Bay Blue” cheese and bacon and the juicy robust tomatoes make for a salad that is complex and yet perfectly balanced in its flavor notes. Enjoy this recipe with a bottle of one of our Local Wines, this week 20% off!

Prices good through 10/5/21

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Beefsteak tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 ounces Point Reyes Farmstead Creamery "Bay Blue" cheese
  • 1/4 pound bacon slices
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon herbes de Provence
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup torn fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  1. In a medium skillet, cook the bacon slices over moderate heat, turning once, until crisp. Drain the bacon on paper towels, then crumble into pieces.

  2. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil with the cider vinegar, garlic, Dijon mustard, maple syrup and Herbes du Provence and season with salt and pepper. Arrange the tomatoes on a platter and season lightly with salt and pepper. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the tomatoes. Sprinkle with the crumbled bacon and blue cheese, garnish with the basil leaves and serve.

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