Issue 1 – Summer

Vegan Tomato Vegetable Skewers


  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced into rounds
  • 1 small yellow squash, sliced into rounds
  • 1 small red onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 small bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 8-10 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

Ingredients for the marinade

  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1 – Preheat your grill or oven to medium-high heat.
2 – In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, minced garlic, fresh basil, fresh parsley, salt, and pepper to make the marinade.
3 – Thread the cherry tomatoes, zucchini slices, yellow squash slices, red onion chunks, and bell pepper chunks onto the skewers, alternating the vegetables.
4 – Brush the marinade generously over the vegetable skewers, coating them on all sides.
5 – Place the skewers on the grill or a baking sheet if using the oven.
6 -Grill or bake the skewers for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and slightly charred.
6 – Remove the skewers from the grill or oven and let them cool slightly.
7 – Serve the Vegan Tomato and Vegetable Skewers as a delicious appetizer or main course. They can be enjoyed on their own or served with a side of rice, quinoa, or a fresh salad.

Raw Heirloom Tomato Cucumber Salad with Peach Dressing


  • 2-3 heirloom tomatoes (mixed varieties)
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 small red onion
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Ingredient for dressing

  • 1 ripe peach, peeled and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or agave nectar (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


A1 – Slice the heirloom tomatoes into thick rounds or wedges. Slice the cucumber into thin rounds or half-moons. Thinly slice the red onion. Place them in a serving bowl.
2 – Tear fresh basil leaves into smaller pieces and add them to the bowl.
3 – In a blender or food processor, combine the peeled and pitted peach, extra-virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and maple syrup (if desired). Blend until smooth.
4 – Season the peach dressing with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the sweetness or tanginess by adding more maple syrup or apple cider vinegar if desired.
5 – Pour the peach dressing over the heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, and red onion. Gently toss to coat the salad evenly.
6 – Let the salad sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
7 – Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.

About Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom tomatoes are cherished for their exceptional flavor, vibrant colors, and rich history. They come in diverse shapes, sizes, and hues, adding a beautiful pop of color to any garden or dish.

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