Photo courtesy of Maria Lichty of Two Peas and Their Pod
My favorite hostess gift lately is a bowl full of heirloom tomatoes. They are the epitome of late summer and just beg for a simple, no-cook preparation – just what a busy hostess looks forward to the day after entertaining.
Are you entertaining soon? Since summer isn’t the time for stuffy sit-down dinner parties, a potluck can be the perfect solution. I challenged some of my favorite bloggers from across the country to share what dish they would bring to an heirloom tomato potluck, and the results are delicious.
Heirloom Tomato Salad from Catherine of Weelicious – Proof that when you have simple, fresh ingredients, a salad really shines.
Heirloom Tomato Frico Cups from Heidi of Foodie Crush – This finger food is creative and colorful – great for a no-plate affair.
Smoky Heirloom Tomato and Grilled Peach Pasta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette from Jessica of How Sweet It Is – Smoky, sweet and herby – flavors everyone at a party will love.
Heirloom Tomato Pizza-Stuffed Zucchini Boats from Cara of Big Girls Small Kitchen – Who doesn’t love pizza? This fun twist nixes the bread and further celebrates summer’s bounty.
Heirloom Tomato & Avocado Salad From Jeanine of Love and Lemons – Think a salad can’t be a main dish? Add plenty of chickpeas and orzo to bulk it up.
Heirloom Tomato Pesto Galette from Maria of Two Peas & Their Pod - Galettes don’t have to be sweet – and the pesto brings out the savory flavor of the heirloom tomatoes, all wrapped up in a perfectly flaky crust.
What is your crowd-pleasing way to serve up heirloom tomatoes?