Sunday, May 27

Gorgonzola Tomato Salad

Gorgonzola is a blue vein cheese originating from Milan Italy. Named after a once rural small commune in the province, Gorgonzola is rich and creamy. Gorgonzola can be found either in blocks or in crumbles.

There are many ways to eat Gorgonzola, it is often found melted into risotto or polenta, and is used frequently as a topping on pizzas, pastas, or salads. I personally love using it in salads where it shines for it's great flavor. This is a very simple salad which uses the Gorgonzola to add a nice tang to fresh sliced tomatoes.

This will serve 2-4
Full time: 15 minutes
You will need:

2-3 oz Gorgonzola cheese crumbles
4 medium-small fresh tomatoes
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped fine
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp fresh basil, slice fine
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Let us begin:

Slice you tomatoes into pieces approximately 1/4" thick.

Arrange them in rows on a nice serving plate.

In a small bowl whisk your olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, salt, and pepper

Drizzle mixture over tomato slices
Top with herbs
Top with Gorgonzola

Keep cold until you serve, but don't hold for too long, the tomatoes don't like keeping their firmness once sliced. Enjoy!