08 September, 2010

Last Of The Summer 'Maters

I'm headed to Montauk for a long weekend with friends and high priority on my agenda is hitting up the Amagansett Farmers Market and loading up on some glorious Long Island tomatoes to haul home...

I recently pulled a great looking recipe out of my Hampton's Mag for Sam's Summer Tomato Salad. Now, I can make a mean tomato salad with my eyes closed but this one was particularly appealing for it's addition of ricotta cheese drizzled with a li'l olive oil...

4 heirloom tomatoes
1 pint grape tomatoes
3 tbsp. basil, sliced
4 tbsp. whole-milk Italian ricotta cheese
1/4 cup simple vinaigrette
4 orange wedges
4 lemon wedges
Sea salt, to taste

Rinse the heirloom tomatoes and cut each into eight wedges. Wash the grape tomatoes and cut them in half. Make sure the basil is clean of any sand or dirt, roll a few leaves together and slice. In a large mixing bowl, combine the tomatoes, basil and vinaigrette; season with salt to taste. Arrange the tomatoes over four plates, then squeeze one lemon and one orange wedge over the top of each salad. Finish with one tablespoon of the ricotta per salad; add sea salt as desired.

Sooo, plans to pick up Long Island tomatoes, check! Fabulous summer tomato salad recipe, check! Hampton's shwanky dinner party playlist to boot, checkity check check and CHECK!

"Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down" by Alicia Keys
"Collide" by Howie Day
"Come On Get Higher" by Matt Nathanson
"Breathe" by Telepopmusik
"Right as Rain" by Adele
"Goodbye Sadness (Tristeza)" by Astrud Giberto & Walter Wanderley Trio
"Quelqu'un M's Dit" by Carla Bruni
"Lost!" by Coldplay
"Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" by George Harrison
"She's No Lady" by Lyle Lovett

Kindness of Babe who will be holding down the Pilgie, Lolly and too many unpacked moving boxes fort while I'm gallivanting out in the Hamptons. A gal's gotta enjoy the remaining vestiges of summer as they are offered ya know...XXOO


  1. The recipee looks absobloodylutely delish (yumz!), but the playlist is completely foreign. Are you sure you're American? Hmmmm.

  2. mmm this salad sounds marvellous ... I usually put some very thin slice of parmesan ( parmigianno ) mmm great too ...
    I do love your beach picture :as i'm back in town i miss the salty air...

    PS : thanks for becoming a follower! I'm always joyful to have new reader, nice to meet you!

  3. you are smart to stretch out summer as long as possible... apple doesn't fall far from the tree... I'm getting to do the same ;)



  4. Would absolutely LOVE to be heading to Montauk!! Am jealous. Enjoy! xo

  5. Would absolutely LOVE to be heading to Montauk!! Am jealous. Enjoy! xo

  6. wait, hold the phone! are you going to the coolest surf shack in all the land again? lucky duck! have a blast!

  7. this is the best time of year out there -- great weather and no crowds. have the best time!

  8. YUM. Must make recipe. Only I will be using Joisey tomatoes :)