Nothing gets me amped up like local heirloom tomatoes. It means summer is full on, and with summer come rides on the Harley, golf, and this great salad. It's all about the tomato. Please be patient and wait until you can find tomatoes grown locally, or better yet, from your own garden. To put it bluntly, this is NOT a winter salad to be made with bland tomatoes shipped from halfway around the world that are red and round and taste like a dry wall. Your patience will pay off. This dish can be served individually, but I prefer to put it on a platter to be served family style.