This Cucumber Tomato Pepper Salad with Extra-Aged Goat Cheese uses the best of summer’s bounty at their peak. Savor the rest of summer with this salad, made extra special with some crumbled artisan cheese.
This week marks the end of summer and I’m going to miss all the farm-fresh produce we’ve been getting all summer long. Although my CSA Box share has been disappointing this year (the variety and quantity have just not been up to par), I’ve been going to our local farmer’s market to supplement each week’s supply of fresh vegetables.
Of all the summer produce, tomatoes are probably the one item that I look forward to the most each summer, and miss the most when the season is over. There’s nothing like a sun-ripened tomato fresh off the vine. I’ve been picking up as many tomatoes as we can eat each week, and will continue to do so until they’re gone from the market.
Meanwhile, I’m savoring the last week of summer with this Cucumber Tomato Pepper Salad made special with some Sartori Extra-Aged Goat Cheese. Firm and crumbly, not soft like regular goat cheese, this artisan cheese is mild with caramel notes. Cheese is my weakness, so when I eat it, it has to be really good cheese.
Are you ready to give up your summer produce? I’m not.
Cucumber Tomato Salad with Extra-Aged Goat Cheese
- 2 cucumbers peeled, chopped
- 2 ripe tomatoes chopped
- 1 red bell pepper chopped
- 1 scallion chopped
- a few drizzles of fine sherry vinegar
- a few drizzles extra virgin olive oil
- freshly ground black pepper
- 4 ounces Extra-Aged Goat Cheese
In a large bowl, toss together cucumbers, tomatoes, red bell pepper and scallion. Drizzle with sherry vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Toss gently. Season with fresh ground pepper. Sprinkle with crumbed aged goat cheese. Serve.
Disclosure: Sartori Cheese sent me some cheese samples to play around with because they know I love their artisan cheese.
I’m probably going to cry when tomatoes are gone for the season. But until then…this tomato salad will keep me happy! And aged goat cheese?! Sounds fabulous.
Me too Joanne – I am hoarding all the fresh tomatoes I can eat! The aged goat cheese is definitely worth seeking out.
I didnt have the goat cheese and had a lot of grape tomatoes that I needed to use. I used Sartori MontAmore in place of the goat cheese. Still tasted pretty wonderful ! Quick to put together and delicious enough for take to dinner or a bbq.
Charlotte – I love Sartori MontAmore cheese – great substitute idea.
Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says
Oh man, this is my kind of salad! Hubby and I live off of tomatoes and goat cheese this time of year. Tomatoes are the only thing I’ll miss about summer! Looks wonderful, Jeanette.
Thanks Georgia – yes, I am going to miss my tomatoes!
Elisabetta Pendola says
Hi there! I’m Elisabetta from Italy and I always have a look to your fab healthy recipes! <3
Hi Elisabeta – thanks for stopping by! Hope you come around again soon for some healthy and delicious recipes.
Love salads like these.
Never had aged goat cheese. Are those firmer?
Ash – yes aged goat cheese is firm, almost like feta. It crumbles easier.
I’ve never had aged goat cheese, but it looks amazing in this recipe, can’t wait to try! We’ve been eating tons of fresh tomatoes too, they’re so delicious!
Thanks Angie – aged goat cheese is firm kind of like feta. If you ever see it, you should try it.
Perfect use for the last of the summer tomatoes! And I can just use some vegan feta to fit our diet. Love this!