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             Five Tomato Salad With Gorgonzola And Chive Toasts
 
 Recipe By     : Akron Beacon Journal  September 2, 1998
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      tablespoons   pine nuts -- toasted
    2      tablespoons   unsalted butter -- at room temperature
    3      ounces        Gorgonzola -- at room temperature
    3      tablespoons   extra-virgin olive oil
    2      tablespoons   balsamic vinegar
                         Coarse salt and ground black pepper
    2      large         ripe yellow tomatoes -- cut 1/4 inch thick
    2      large         ripe red tomatoes -- cut 1/4 inch thick
    2      large         ripe orange tomatoes -- cut 1/4 inch thick
    3      medium        zebra-striped tomatoes -- cut 1/4 inch thick
      1/4  pound         assorted cherry tomatoes -- halved
    6      slices        country-style bread -- toasted
    3      tablespoons   finely snipped fresh chives
 
 Prepare the cheese mixture: In a bowl, add the pine nuts, butter and
 gorgonzola and mash together with a fork.
 
 Prepare the vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and
 vinegar.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.
 
 Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Alternate the different colors of tomato
 slices on a serving plate, overlapping them slightly.  Scatter the cherry
 tomatoes over the top.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Drizzle the
 vinaigrette over the tomatoes.
 
 Spread the cheese mixture on the toasted bread.  Place the bread on a
 baking sheet and bake on the top rack of the oven until golden brown around
 the edges, 1 to 2 minutes.
 
 Cut the bread on the diagonal into 3-inch-wide pieces.  Place the
 Gorgonzola toasts around the tomatoes.  Sprinkle the salad and the toasts
 with the chives and serve immediately.
 
 N: If an assortment of tomatoes is not available, use any flavorful,
 ripe,juicy red tomatoes.
 
 — From You Say Tomato by Joanne Weir
 
 Converted by MC_Buster.
 
 
 
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