Heirloom Tomato Salad with Tomato Granita - 2 Guiding Stars
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Frozen granita made from pureed tomatoes add both texture and flavor to this basic salad. Make this in summer when tomatoes are at their local, sun-ripened best.



  • 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • 8 oz. seeded, peeled, heirloom tomatoes


  • 4 assorted heirloom tomatoes, cut into ¼" slices (about 2 lb.)
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp. thinly sliced fresh basil


  1. To prepare granita, place vinegar, olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and seeded peeled tomatoes in a blender or food processor; process until smooth.
  2. Place tomato mixture in an 8″ square baking dish; cover and freeze until firm, stirring twice during first 2 hours. Remove mixture from freezer; scrape the entire mixture with a fork until fluffy.
  3. To prepare salad, arrange tomato slices on a platter. Sprinkle tomatoes with pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Top with granita. Sprinkle with basil.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 50; Total Fat 2g (3% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 0.5g (0% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 205mg (9% DV); Total Carbohydrate 8g (3% DV); Dietary Fiber 2.5g (7% DV); Total Sugars 5g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 2g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 2% DV; Iron 6% DV; Potassium 10% DV; Vitamin C 30% DV; Biotin 25% DV; Molybdenum 20% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/heirloom-tomato-salad-with-tomato-granita/
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