The fall harvest offers a rush of amazing produce in Berkshire County. All the major ingredients for this simple salad are available from area farms. Woven Roots Farm in Tyringham and Square Roots Farm in Lanesborough are good sources for produce, while Moon in the Pond Farm in Sheffield and Berkshire Wildflower Honey in New Marlborough offer honey.
3 pounds heirloom tomatoes, mixed varieties
2 medium-sized slicing cucumber
1 red or orange bell pepper
½ pound whole milk slicing ricotta made from this recipe
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
¼ cup wildflower honey
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
½ cup olive oil
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
- Dice the tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper and cheese into ½-inch cubes.
- Add the chopped herbs and mix the salad gently.
- Put the honey, vinegar, oil, black pepper and salt in a closed 1-quart jar and shake until blended.
- Dress the salad and serve at room temperature.