Herloom tomato salad-2 copyThis is such an easy little dish to make.


  • Heirloom tomatoes
  • Basil
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper (sea salt flakes and ground pepper are my favorites)
  • Heirloom tomatoes are very tasty. Buy them locally grown and preferably organic. I like them in mixed colors it makes the salad look beautiful and tasty
  • Fresh baguette


  1. Cut the tomatoes in quarters and put them in a bowl.
  2. Mince the garlic and add it to the bowl.
  3. Squeeze the basil lightly in your hands to release the flavor and chop it roughly.
  4. Add salt, pepper, and a couple of spoonfuls of olive oil, and mix together with the rest of the ingredients.
  5. You can serve it with a couple of slices of fresh baguettes or even some Burrata or other fresh mozzarella cheese.
  6. Garnish with little pieces of basil leaves.tomato salad ingredients

Tina Diep

I LOVE FOOD and better yet I LOVE TO COOK.

I can thank my Vietnamese roots. Vietnamese people use a great amount of time cooking and eating, traits which they have learned from their families. Everyone seems to know how to cook, and they are adept at picking fresh and quality foods from the market. Food is a priority in Vietnam – if you eat well, you live well.

I was born in Denmark, and in my mind I am a true Dane. Danish people cook a lot as well, but they prefer to spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table. I consider myself Vietnamese from a culinary standpoint and Danish from a cultural standpoint (and I live in New York, which is a Mecca for foodies).

My mum is a great cook, she taught me how to chop vegetables and how to just randomly throw things together and somehow get an awesome meal. She makes cooking seem like art, and she is my inspiration for DiepLicious cooking.

My husband loves food as well and he has a great appetite. Cooking for him is a real joy. He has a great interest in everything that concerns health, and loves to point out specific foods and why they are good for you to eat. I will share his knowledge with you. He makes my cooking more challenging, but also a lot healthier.

I offer you one Golden Rule: to enjoy food fully, always taste the food even if you don’t like it. For me it takes a couple of tries to get to know the real flavor.


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