Heirloom Tomato Salad is one of our go-to recipe when these bright beautiful tomatoes are in season. It’s fresh and delicious! 

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Sometimes I feel like we can spend so much time trying to jazz up a recipe, we lose sight of the power of simple ingredients. Take heirloom tomatoes for example. For me, there’s truly nothing like the sweet, juicy taste of a gorgeous heirloom in summertime, either on its own or as the foundation for this straightforward, delicious Heirloom Tomato Salad.

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I’ve made all the time during the late spring and summer — often at the request of my kids whenever they see heirloom tomatoes at our farmers’ market. There are never leftovers when I make this salad. Every bite has a bright mix of fresh herbs, crunchy cucumbers, briny olives, and a light and refreshing Greek yogurt dressing. Here are some of my favorite tomato tips:

  • Heirlooms are classic varieties that are prized today because of their intense flavors, vibrant colors, and unique shapes. They’re delicate, so they must be handpicked and packed.
  • When shopping for heirloom tomatoes, be sure to choose ones that are heavy for their size and store them on the counter at home –- not in the refrigerator.
  • Remember that heirlooms ripen quickly, so buy frequently and enjoy soon after purchase. Size and shape have no correlation with quality; large or small, they’re all delicious!
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Cherokee Purples are generally my favorite when buying heirlooms, but here are several other gorgeous varieties with slightly different flavors that make this salad flavorful and mouthwatering: Marvel Stripe, Brandywine, Evergreen, Black Prince, Sun Gold or Black Cherry, and small varieties like Pink Cherry, Red Grape and Red Pear.

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Looking for more heirloom tomato recipes? This Heirloom Tomato Pico de Gallo is a huge hit in my house and I can’t wait to make these Caprese Quesadillas with Heirloom Tomatoes again. So run fast before summer is over and grab a big bag of these beauties to bring home!

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What are you looking forward to making with Heirloom Tomatoes this season? 

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Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Tomato Salad is one of our go-to recipe when these bright beautiful tomatoes are in season. It's fresh and delicious! 
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Servings: 6
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 4 large heirloom tomatoes, sliced into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced persian cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup pitted, sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup mixed herbs, torn into pieces (I used purple and green basil, cilantro, and chives)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions 

  • In a large salad bowl toss to combine the tomatoes, cucumbers, olives and herbs, and sprinkle with the salt.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, mustard and lemon juice to thoroughly combine.
  • Serve the dressing alongside the tomato salad.

Nutrition

Sodium: 540mg | Sugar: 6g | Fiber: 3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Calories: 70kcal | Fat: 3g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 10g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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