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Tomatoes In Season

SweatTheStyle_HeirloomTomatoesIt’s that time of year in California when you can find a beautiful variety of different types of tomatoes popping up at the local farmers markets. Peak season for tomatoes usually runs from June to October and at this time they are so fresh and ripe you can easily enjoy them with just a little olive oil and sea salt.

Tomatoes which are actually a fruit, are incredibly dense in nutrients and not only improve functions in your body, but also play a role in preventing against chronic disease because they are high in vitamin C, antioxidants, folic acid, and fiber.

If you want to find out the best way to enjoy tomatoes from your area check in with your local farmer to see the wide range of flavors and particular types and ask them for their suggestions on how to prepare them. You might stumble upon a new favorite healthy dish!

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Feta: 1/2 Cup Crumbled
Za’atar: 2 Tsp.
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes: 2 Pinches
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil: 3 Tbs.
Cherry Tomatoes: 1 Pint, Halved
Chickpeas: 1 15 oz. Can Rinsed and Dry
Sea Salt: To Taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper: To Taste
Lemon: 1 Squeezed
Mâche: For Salad Base

In a small bowl, mix together the feta, za’atar and crushed red pepper flakes. Add 1 Tbs. of the olive oil and let sit while you prepare the rest of the salad.
Put the tomatoes in a large bowl. Stir in the chickpeas and season with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper.
Add about 2 Tbs. of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Stir in the feta, season to taste with salt and pepper, sprinkle over mâche salad, and serve.

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