Heirloom Tomato and Peach Salad

Today I thought, why not put 3 of my favorite Summer ingredients on one plate!  And it’s a match made in heaven!  I found the peaches at my local farmers market and the rest of the ingredients came from my garden.  For a dressing I used a nice aged balsamic my sister got me in Italy and avocado oil.  Yep, they make such a thing and it’s heavenly.  It’s rich and buttery with just the teensiest taste of avocado.  Perfect for a Summer salad like this!  You can find avocado oil in markets like Whole Foods, but if you can’t find it, olive oil will work just fine.  My favorite brand is Bellavado! It’s not diluted like some brands are.

Heirloom Tomato and Peach Salad

Serves 1

1 peach, sliced in wedges

1 heirloom tomato (I used a black krim), sliced in wedges

8 basil leaves

2 sprigs of chives, chopped

1 tsp. balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp. avocado or olive oil

a pinch of salt

a pinch of pepper

Arrange the peach, tomatoes, basil, and chives on your plate like a flower and drizzle with the vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper.  Serve immediately or chilled.