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Heirloom Tomato Salad

April 30, 2016 (Last Updated: March 27, 2020)

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Marinated tomatoes in a light dressing make a perfect Heirloom Tomato Salad. This fresh salad can be made with a variety of cherry tomatoes or with just one kind. Use any type you have available and add a light dressing to make a delicious salad. 

Fresh tomatoes of different colors and sizes in a bowl.

I’ve planted a ton of tomato plants and as soon as I am certain we are beyond the frost danger, they are going in the garden. By late August we will have more tomatoes than we know what to do with!

Sometimes I just can’t wait until my plants are producing. I am ready for fresh tomatoes right now! I bought a bunch of fresh heirloom cherry tomatoes and made this delicious marinated tomato salad.

Tomato salad covered with fresh herbs.

This salad was super fresh and totally satisfied my cravings.

Heirloom Tomato Salad in a bowl.

What is an Heirloom Tomato?

An heirloom tomato is a tomato seed that has been passed down from generation to generation. There are several varieties of heirloom tomatoes including heirloom cherry tomatoes. 

Any type of really flavorful tomato would work in this salad. I liked this variety for the color and taste, but use what is available. If using a large tomato, cut into small, bite sized pieces. 

A white bowl filled with freshly cut tomatoes and herbs.

Other Great Salads to Try

Cut tomatoes and herbs in a bowl.

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5 from 4 votes
Heirloom Tomato Salad with fresh basil
Heirloom Tomato Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Fresh tomato salad made with heirloom tomatoes and fresh basil.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: heirloom tomatoes, side dish, tomato salad, tomatoes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 152 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 2 Cups Fresh Heirloom Cherry tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground dried mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 3-4 leaves fresh basil slice thinly
  1. Slice large cherry tomatoes in half length wise. Place in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, add all remaining, except basil. Mix together.
  3. Pour dressing over tomatoes.
  4. Sprinkle fresh basil over tomatoes.
  5. Gently stir
  6. For best results, let sit for at least 30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Heirloom Tomato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 307mg13%
Potassium 324mg9%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 770IU15%
Vitamin C 34mg41%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  • Reply
    May 10, 2016 at 11:39 am

    5 stars
    I feel like I missed out on so much while I was away last week! I love this salad!! My mouth is watering just thinking about how sweet and perfect they are!

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    Meghan | Fox and Briar
    May 9, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    5 stars
    I am such a weirdo, but I don’t like tomatoes. I WISH I liked them because they are pretty and I want to make and eat beautiful salads like this. My husband loves them (it is one of the few things we disagree on). And I KNOW he would love this salad, the flavors are on point. I can tell even though I am a tomato hater ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      May 10, 2016 at 4:35 am

      Oh no….how could you not love tomatoes? Well, I guess it could be true ๐Ÿ™‚ We all have things we love and things we just can’t stand. For me….I hate peanut butter!

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    Katie Crenshaw
    May 9, 2016 at 8:04 am

    This is such a beautiful tomato salad Kathy. I am so jealous of your fresh garden tomatoes. I don’t get enough sun in my yard to make mine grow ?. But I can get them from our local farmers market. Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Reply
      May 10, 2016 at 4:35 am

      Farmer’s markets are the best! Someone always has just what I want and it’s super fresh!

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