Monday, April 21, 2014

Yumology created this recipe after receiving free products from Maille.us. 
The recipe and opinions in this post are all genuine and gained from my own experiences working with this product.

Summer is awesome for so many reasons, but none more so than the arrival of fresh heirloom tomatoes.  

If you've never experienced a home-grown heirloom tomato you are truly missing out. 

"Why? What's the big deal? A tomato is a tomato, right?"

WRONG!


Heirloom tomatoes are special. 
Not just because of their sheer magnificence in size.
Not just because of their bright, shiny exteriors clad in yellow, red and purple!
No, heirloom tomatoes are so much deeper than their exterior beauty.


They're thick, juicy and they melt in your mouth.  For me, they embody summer. 
I swear, I can eat these like apples. A little sea salt and I'm all set. 


I was recently courted by La Maison Maille, one of the finest French mustard brands in the world. Maille asked me to create two gluten-free recipes using two of their mustard products. One, was their Old Style Whole Grain Mustard.

I love mustard seeds. I don't use them enough. Maille's Old Style Whole Grain Mustard was an excellent way for me to reintroduce myself to the glory of the mustard seed. 

As Maille describes it, their Old Style Whole Grain Mustard is blended with white wine and vinegar to form a delicate paste that is incredibly versatile, pairing well with meats, cheeses and vinaigrettes. 


For this recipe I chose to make a vinaigrette out of the purest ingredients: Maille's Old Style Whole Grain Mustard, sea salt, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and black pepper. Tossed over grilled heirloom tomatoes and fresh cut basil, this is a salad that will transport your meal from ordinary to extraordinary.

YOU WILL NEED

Dressing

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Salad

2 large heirloom tomatoes
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


GET COOKIN
  1. Preheat your grill to high
  2. Slice the heirloom tomatoes into large circles about 1/2 inch thick from the bottom up.
  3. Bruch each tomato slice with olive oil on the front and back.
  4. Grill the tomato slices for about 1-2 minutes on each side until a slight char forms. Do not allow the tomatoes to become mushy.
  5. Cut the tomatoes into chunks.
  6. Drain the excess liquid.
  7. Cut the basil julienne, reserve one whole leaf for garnish.
  8. Prep the vinaigrette in the same bowl you plan to serve your salad in.
  9. Add the olive oil to the bottom of the bowl.
  10. Add the Maille Old Style Whole Grain Mustard and whisk until smooth.
  11. Add the lemon juice, salt and pepper and whisk one last time.
  12. Add the tomatoes and basil to the bowl and toss all of the ingredients together.
  13. Garnish with one final basil leaf on top.

We served this salad alongside a medium cooked rib-eye. The combination of flavors was amazing thanks to the fresh and decadent richness of Maille's Old Style Whole Grain Mustard.

Yumology created this recipe after receiving free products from Maille.us. 
The recipe and opinions in this post are all genuine and gained from my own experiences working with this product.


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