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Fresh Tomato Salad with Smoked Blue Cheese | Five Minute Recipe

This five minute dinner salad is easy enough for every night and elegant enough for company. Make it while the tomatoes are still magnificent. A great fresh tomato needs nothing more than the simple dressing of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper, and smoked blue cheese.
Author Rebecca Lindamood


Per Serving:

  • 1 medium to large sized salad or beefsteak type tomato
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • kosher or sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon smoked blue cheese crumbles
  • chopped fresh parsley


  • Core and slice the tomato. Arrange the slices on a plate, fanning them out slightly. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar and olive oil over the tomato slices and then sprinkle them with salt and freshly ground pepper. Scatter the smoked blue cheese crumbles over the top and add chopped parsley, if desired. Serve immediately.