Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe | Healthy Summer Salad Idea


This juicy Heirloom Tomato Salad is the perfect summer side dish! It’s a fresh and flavorful salad that’s easy to make with several different colored tomatoes and a delicious garlicky vinaigrette.

top shot of wedges of heirloom tomatoes in an oblong salad bowl topped with slices of red onions and crumbled feta cheese

Fresh Summer Tomato Salad

This healthy salad is made in just 5 minutes with tomatoes, herbs, onions and cheese. It’s a quick-fix summer side dish that the whole family will enjoy!

Seasoned to perfection with salt, pepper, garlic, and balsamic vinegar, this salad is full of summery flavors. You can enjoy it as a light lunch, or serve it alongside any main dish. If you’re craving a fresh and juicy salad, you have to try this recipe!

What Kinds of Tomatoes to Use

During the dog days of summer, I always make this salad with in-season heirloom tomatoes and grape tomatoes. I like heirloom tomatoes because they’re packed with real tomato-flavor, are easy to slice, and they hold their shape well when cut into wedges. But more so because they taste great!

The grape tomatoes are nice because of their smaller size and sweeter taste.

I like using a variety of heirloom tomatoes for this salad. They come in different shapes and colors, and make a beautiful summer salad when combined into one tasty dish!

slices of heirloom tomatoes

Recipe Ingredients

  • Heirloom Tomatoes: Slice your tomatoes into 1/2-inch wedges.
  • Grape Tomatoes: Cut your grape tomatoes in half.
  • Salt & Pepper: Salt it well; taste and adjust to your liking.
  • Red Onions & Garlic: Cut your onions into thin slices.
  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Feta Cheese
  • Fresh Basil
  • Fresh Parsley: Chop up your basil and parsley.

top view close up of wedges of heirloom tomatoes topped with slices of red onions and crumbled feta cheese

How to Make Tomato Salad

  1. Add Tomatoes to Bowl: Arrange your prepared tomatoes in a salad bowl and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
  2. Add Onions & Vinegar: Add your prepared onions over the tomatoes. Drizzle the salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, gently tossing to combine. If you like garlic, add 1 clove minced garlic, too.
  3. Garnish & Serve: Top your salad with crumbled feta and garnish it with chopped basil and parsley. Serve and enjoy!

wedges of colored tomatoes topped with slices of red onions and crumbled feta cheese

What Goes with this Summer Salad

This versatile salad tastes good with just about anything! Here are some ideas for what to serve it with:

close up shot of wedges of colored tomatoes topped with slices of red onions and crumbled feta cheese

How to Store Leftovers

  • Leftover tomato salad should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. It’ll stay fresh for up to 3 days! I love eating this salad straight from the fridge on a hot summer day. It’s even more cool and refreshing than usual!

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close up shot of wedges of colored tomatoes topped with slices of red onions and crumbled feta cheese

Heirloom Tomato Salad

This juicy Heirloom Tomato Salad is the perfect summer side dish! It’s a fresh and flavorful salad that’s easy to make with several different colored tomatoes and a delicious garlicky vinaigrette.

Course: Side Dish, Salad

Cuisine: American

Servings: 4

Calories: 102 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound heirloom tomatoes, sliced into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 1 cup colored grape tomatoes, halved
  • sea salt, or kosher salt, to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onions
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Arrange tomatoes in a salad bowl and sprinkle with salt, and pepper.

  2. Add onions over the tomatoes.

  3. In a small mixing bowl combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and garlic; drizzle over salad and gently toss to combine.

  4. Taste for salt and/or vinegar; adjust to taste.

  5. Top the salad with crumbled feta.

  6. Garnish with chopped basil and parsley. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • If possible, use a variety of colors and shapes for the heirloom tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Amount Per Serving

Calories 102 Calories from Fat 54

% Daily Value*

Fat 6g9%

Saturated Fat 2g10%

Cholesterol 11mg4%

Sodium 149mg6%

Potassium 386mg11%

Carbohydrates 9g3%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 6g7%

Protein 3g6%

Vitamin A 1445IU29%

Vitamin C 23mg28%

Calcium 81mg8%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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