Heirloom Tomato Salad

I can't resist a colourful display of heirloom tomatoes, their pretty tones and knobbly shapes tempt me so. Summer time is the best time for tomatoes of any description as they are at their sweetest & juiciest. In Ireland it's really the only time of year that you will get any kind of a crop from your garden or greenhouse. I have a few pots growing in my patio garden at present but am yet to reap the rewards. I will definitely revisit this recipe once again once my home crop appears.




  • 500g heirloom tomatoes, a mix of colours, shapes and sizes
  • 1 ball buffalo mozzarella
  • Sea-salt and black pepper
  • 1 handful fresh oregano, torn



  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Sea-salt and black pepper




  1. Lay the tomatoes out on a serving platter. Tear the mozzarella into bite size pieces and scatter over the top of the tomatoes.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, sea-salt and black pepper together. Pour the dressing over the top of the salad.

  3. Scatter the torn oregano over the top and serve.