Sliced Beefsteak Tomatoes with Cucumber Relish, Goat Cheese and Arugula Vinaigrette

  • Active Time 44m

Serves 6

Look for large ripe red tomatoes for this salad. Use a European cucumber so you won't need to peel or seed it. If you prefer, regular cucumbers can be used, but make sure to peel and seed them before chopping.


  • For Arugula Vinaigrette:
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup packed arugula leaves, stems removed
  • For Salad:
  • 1/2 English hothouse cucumber, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)

  • 6 ripe beefsteak tomatoes, cut into 1 1/2-inch-thick rounds
  • 1 cup crumbled soft fresh goat cheese (such as Montrachet)


FOR VINAIGRETTE: Mince the garlic in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Mix in the vinegar, lemon juice and Dijon mustard. Add the oil and process until well blended. Season the vinaigrette to taste with salt and pepper. Add the arugula and process just until the arugula is finely chopped.

DO-AHEAD TIP: Vinaigrette can be made 8 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before using.

FOR SALAD: Combine the cucumber and red onion in a medium bowl. Add 2 tablespoons vinaigrette and toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Overlap the tomatoes on individual salad plates. Spoon the cucumber mixture evenly over the tomatoes. Sprinkle with the cheese. Drizzle some of the remaining vinaigrette over and serve.

Recipe created exclusively for by Diane Rossen Worthington.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 6437

nutrition information per serving

319 calories; 27g total fat; 19mg cholesterol; 210mg sodium; 11g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 10g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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