Heirloom Tomatoes and Blueberry Salad

by Anna on June 13, 2010

in Appetizer,Salads,Vegetarian

Awwww Valentine’s day… yesterday was Valentines Day in Brazil so we always celebrate twice. Sweeeeet right? Lately I’m into knives because as you probably noticed, a good honest knife saves a lot of aggravation in the kitchen. I have learned some knife skills and I have this fabulous book from Norman Weinstein called “Mastering the knife skills”. It’s a great book and it comes with a DVD. Norman Weinstein is a teacher at the Culinary institute in NY, his classes are always sold out. So I thought I had solid knife skills, but I just found out I’m ehh… not that great. So my hubby decided to give me as a Valentine’s Day gift, a really good knife. He took me to Sur La Table where this knife specialist really educated us on knives and how to use it. She was amazing, she knew everything about it and cutting the vegetables she just put me to shame. So I’ll be back training. Sigh* He gave me a Shun Classic Chef’s Knife, 8″. Wow… that baby can split hair. I hope I can keep my fingers LOL. This week also I got my delivery from CSN it was a gift cards giveaway at the Duo Dishes. Chrystal and Amir are now making some waves at the Chef’s Table. You should check them out. They are a lovely couple. And if you are trying to guess what I got at the store…. It starts with a K and ends with e. Yep! I got more knives. What to do? So to put my new baby to practice I made this very colorful salad with Heirloom tomatoes, watercress, cucumber, feta and blueberries. With mint and yogurt dressing. And no fingers were harmed in the process.

Heirloom Tomatoes and Blueberry Salad

For the Salad:

  • 2 Heirloom tomatoes sliced
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 cup of feta cheese cubes
  • 1 bunch of watercress

For the dressing:

  • 1 small bunch of mint
  • 1 cup of yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • In a food processor or blender mix all the dressing ingredients.  And serve the salad with dressing a part. It’s a really refreshing dressing. Enjoy.