Heirloom Tomatoes with Goats Cheese & Crispy Fried Onions

by Zarina
Heirloom Tomatoes with Goats Cheese & Crispy Fried Onions

This recipe was inspired by an amuse bouche which is always served at one of my all-time favourite restaurants, @tokiojoelkf in Hong Kong… I grew up in Hong Kong, where Tokio Joes’s this buzzing authentic little Japanese restaurant sits on the streets of an area called Lan Kwai Fong, the premier nightlife strip. It’s one of those places I HAVE TO GO TO when I’m back home. When you sit down, you are given a sharing plate of sweet juicy sliced beef tomatoes drizzled with a balsamic-soy type dressing and sprinkled with crispy fried onions. I almost always have to ask for a second plate as the combination is heavenly!

I still had some gorgeous Heirloom tomatoes left.. what could be a perfect way to finish them than make this salad? Yes ok. I pimped it up and used a few unusual ingredients that you may not have, but they can easily be substituted, and I promise the salad won’t be compromised.

I got the crispy fried onions @waitroseandpartners, and trust me. They are so good on everything, an excellent pantry addition..!! If you can’t get to Waitrose, these are available in both Chinese & Indian supermarkets or even make your own.

Currently in love with Brindisa La Barca. Smoked Olive Oil is available @ocadouk, but any olive oil will work.

Heirloom Tomatoes with Goats Cheese & Crispy Fried Onions

Heirloom Tomatoes with Goats Cheese & Crispy Fried Onions

Serves: 4 Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 4-6 tomatoes or a mix of big and small
  • 1 handful crispy fried onions
  • Smoked olive oil - or extra virgin olive oil
  • Blackberry Vinegar - or balsamic
  • 50g goats cheese
  • Sprigs of thyme
  • Sea salt & ground black pepper


  1. Slice tomatoes width ways, assemble onto a plate, dot the goats' cheese, and drizzle the olive oil & vinegar.
  2. Finish with crisp fried onions and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve immediately.
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