There’s always room at my table for local summer tomatoes with shallots, it’s a classic seasonal recipe that’s so incredibly simple to prepare. This dish serves as the perfect no-fuss side to our favorite meals, and quite often as a healthy snack.
With late August upon us, the heirloom tomato has emerged to color these last few weeks of summer with the deep and varying hues of autumn’s palette.
Heirloom Tomatoes with Shallots & Basil honors the beautiful heirloom by putting it front and center. I’ve added a twist to this family favorite by taking a cue from Mimi Thorisson, whom I absolutely admire (I’ve linked to her cookbooks below), and included a spoonful of Dijon mustard to the olive oil and shallots mixture, instead of my usual lemon. Dijon adds the perfect amount of earthy flavor and depth to these late summer tomatoes.