Fresh Herb-and-Tomato Salsa with Smoked Cheese

Fresh Herb-and-Tomato Salsa with Smoked Cheese Recipe
Photo: © Kana Okada
The Good News: Inspired by an Italian Caprese salad, this tomato salsa is full of calcium-rich cheese. It's so chunky it could be eaten on its own with a fork, but it's also wonderful with shredded chicken.


Makes six 1/2-cup servings

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2 cups mixed yellow and red grape tomatoes, halved or quartered
1/2 cup finely diced smoked Gouda, smoked cheddar or smoked Monterey Jack cheese (2 1/2 ounces)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons shredded basil
2 tablespoons snipped chives
Salt and freshly ground pepper


In a medium bowl, toss the tomatoes with the cheese, cilantro, basil and chives. Season with salt and pepper and serve.


Tim Cushman,

July 2009
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