Corn, Peach & Heirloom Tomato Salad


  • 3 ea sweet corn, roasted and removed from cob
  • 2 ea heirloom tomato, seeded and large diced
  • 3 ea peaches, pit removed and large diced
  • ½ cup basil vinaigrette
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • optional: cheese/nuts of choice


  1. Toss together.

Heirloom tomatoes got their name because they were passed down from generation to generation, like an heirloom piece of jewelry. Early generations of farmers selected tomato varieties based on a certain characteristic: size, color, flavor, etc. When the next generation receives those seeds, the tomatoes have been selectively bred for that characteristic. This is why heirloom tomatoes are especially large, colorful, or have unique traits not shared by your average beefsteak tomato. Heirloom tomatoes are also often open-pollinated, which means that they are pollinated naturally, by birds, insects, wind, or human hands. Most tomatoes that we find in the grocery store have been bred to look like cartoon tomatoes: plump, red, round, and easy to store in the produce section of the supermarket. These tomatoes were created for consistency, but not necessarily flavor.