Tomato, Blue Cheese and Mint Salad

The popular caprese salad, with mozzarella, basil and tomatoes, inspired this tasty alternative. If you can find them, sweet, yellow grape tomatoes are a nice contrasting garnish. The salad is a wonderful partner for grilled lamb chops or other meats.

3 medium tomatoes, sliced (about 1 lb.)
1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese*
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1. Arrange tomatoes on serving platter; sprinkle with cheese and mint.

2. In small bowl, whisk together lemon juice and salt until salt is dissolved; whisk in oil. Drizzle over salad; sprinkle with pepper.

TIP *Use your favorite blue cheese or an artisan cheese, such as Great Hill Blue.

4 servings

PER SERVING: 120 calories, 10.5 g total fat (2.5 g saturated fat), 3.5 g protein, 5 g carbohydrate, 10 mg cholesterol, 310 mg sodium, 1 g fiber