This is a refreshing and colorful Marinated Heirloom Tomato Salad summer salad! I like to serve this with fresh or toasted crusty bread. You can also chop the tomatoes and avocado into bite sized chunks to serve at a potluck or party.
Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe:
- 2 Large Yellow or Heirloom Tomatoes – sliced
- 1 Recipe Tangerine Champagne Vinaigrette
- 8 Pink Radishes – matchsticks
- 1 Avocado – thinly sliced
- 1/2 Cup Red Cabbage – minced
- 1 – 2 cups Micro Greens
- 4 Pinches Black Sea Salt
- Fresh mozzarella
Tomatoes are great for the heart due to the extreme antioxidant support, niacin, folate and vitamin B6 that help the reduction of heart disease. They are also high in vitamins A, C, K and potassium. The choline in tomatoes helps assist the absorption of fat and reduces chronic inflammation. It also helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory. Tomatoes are high in Lycopene the antioxidant that gives tomatoes their red color. Cooking tomatoes break down the cell walls, which helps to release the lycopene and is better absorbed by the body with a little bit of fat like olive oil. The Zea-xanthin in them helps to filter harmful ultra-violet rays, which protect eyes from “age-related macular disease.” They are also a powerful blood purifier and great for skin and bone health.