Heirloom Tomato Plum Basil Salad

This one’s…mandatory.  It’s…euphoric, delightful, the perfect lip-smackin’, no-lettuce-needed salad for summer. Though on a bed of lettuce or arugula it would be lovely!

Some of Mari and Laura’s friends introduced us to this dish with peaches a few years ago, and yowza! are we glad for it, but now having fresh farm plums as well as other VT plums around…wow! And with a bit of fresh chevre or feta…oh my!


2 lbs  tomatoes

1/2 to 1 lb plums

1 small onion

1 bunch basil

salt and pepper to taste

Arugula (optional)

dress with a vinaigrette– (2:1) olive oil: vinegar ratio, dab of mustard, and maybe some maple syrup!  Artesano’s Honey wine vinegar would be a lovely (and local) choice!  or a balsamic or champagne vinegar. 


Mix up dressing in serving bowl.

Chop tomatoes, peaches, basil.  Slice red onion thinly. Toss ’em all in dressing.

Season with s+p to taste!

Serve over arugula if you’d like!