Despite disliking fresh tomatoes as a kid, I seek them out now. I’ve mentioned before that my gardening skills leave much to be desired, but I’m excited to share that a few tomatoes in this recipe were mine! Deer be damned.

I love finding road side markets, farmer’s markets or small grocery stores that carry local produce. The ones in this picture came from my back deck and a small farmer’s market in Paris Ky. My family and I needed a COVID break and took a few days off in the “country” of Paris. There was not much to do there, but we managed to have a great time.

You’ll love the savory taste and simplicity of this recipe, which is why I included it in my gout cookbook. It can be used for salads or as a marinated for fish, chicken or pork. I used a few varieties of tomatoes, but any ripe ones you have on hand are perfect.

Cookbook available here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0857KD9Y3/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1


4 medium heirloom or other tomatoes, peeled and chopped

Juice of 1 lime or 1/4 cup bottle lime juice

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 tsp. salt

1 clove garlic, minced

1/8 tsp. freshly ground pepper

¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Clean, peel and cut tomatoes and place in a medium bowl.
  2. Whisk together lime juice, olive oil, garlic, cilantro, cumin, salt and pepper.
  3. Dress the tomatoes with lime dressing and toss before serving.

Makes 4 servings

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