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Saturday, July 30, 2011

'Purple Cherokee" Heirloom Tomato Salad

The 'Purple Cherokee' is by far one of the best heirloom tomatoes you can grow. Sweet with no acidity. Meaty and did I say sweet.

Here is a basic tomato, onion and cucumber salad. The 'Purple Cherokee' is so good you don't want to smother it in other stuff. This recipe is just salt, olive oil, garlic powder, and pepper. You don't want acidify the salad with vinegar.

'Purple Cherokee' Prepared for Tomato Salad: Gary Pilarchik

The 'Purple Cherokee' is reddish purple on the mid and bottom section of the tomato and it has green shoulders. It is sweet. I can't stress that enough.

I love this picture.

'Purple Cherokee' Chunked: Gary Pilarchik

"Purple Cherokee" Color Variation: Gary Pilarchik
'Purple Cherokee' Armenian Cucumber: Gary Pilarchik

'Purple Cherokee' Tomato Salad: Gary Pilarchik

A medium onion was added. It was season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and olive oil. It is the best way to prepare a salad with a tomato that has a great taste. The 'Purple Cherokee' is the center piece of this salad.

"Purple Cherokee' Tomato Salad Served: Gary Pilarchik

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