Tomato and Zucchini Platter with Blue Cheese

If you're looking for a gorgeous salad to tote to a summer potluck, look not further -- this stunner is superlative.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
4 hrs
Stand Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
6

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pound heirloom tomatoes (such as Lime Green, Cherokee Purple, Russian Rose, and/or Box Car Willie), thickly sliced

  • ½ of a large zucchini and/or yellow summer squash

  • ½ cup kalamata olives, pitted

  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese (2 ounces)

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives or sliced green onion

  • Sea salt and ground black pepper

  • 1 recipe Sherry-Thyme Vinaigrette

Sherry-Thyme Vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoon sherry wine vinegar

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard

  • cup extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. For salad, arrange the tomatoes on a large platter. Using a vegetable peeler, thinly slice zucchini lengthwise into ribbons. Tuck zucchini ribbons under and around tomatoes. Top with olives, cheese, and chives. Cover and chill for up to 4 hours.

  2. To serve, sprinkle salad lightly with salt and pepper. Drizzle with Sherry-Thyme Vinaigrette. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes before serving.

Sherry-Thyme Vinaigrette

  1. In a screw-top jar combine vinegar, garlic,thyme, and mustard. Add olive oil. Cover and shake well. Season with sea salt and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

182 Calories
16g Fat
6g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 182
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 385mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 17.7mg 89%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 335mg 7%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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