Summer and tomatoes are almost synonymous. The first of these beauties ripen around the 4th of July and continue giving fruit until frost. There is nothing to compare to the sweet juiciness of a sun ripened warm freshly picked tomato. When we no longer could keep up with an acre garden I stopped raising everything but tomatoes and lettuce. This year all of my tomatoes are heirloom varieties some started from last years seed by my sister Joanna. Howard German and these wonderful green ones grew prolifically. When I need more than I can grow the Amish stand down the road has plenty more.
This tomato salad is a show stopper. I served it at both of our daughters wedding and folk are still asking me for the recipe.
Aromat and Maggi are both Swiss seasonings. Maggi is a liquid made of the herb lovage and widely available. I found my last bottle in an Asian grocery store where they had shelves of it! Aromat is a seasoned salt and also pretty available. They add that certain something to this salad.
Notice the beautiful green of these heirlooms. They are sweet and full of flavor.