Your Tomato Salad Needs a Tomato Dressing

By Julia Clancy, EatingWell
Julia Clancy, EatingWell
Julia Clancy, EatingWell
September 7, 2021 Updated: September 7, 2021

For this fast salad recipe, we top summer’s ripest tomatoes with a bold tomato-based dressing for good measure.

Serve as a light lunch with whole-grain toast or pair with grilled steak and chicken for dinner.

Heirloom Tomato Salad With Tomato Vinaigrette

Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Serves 8

  • 2 pounds heirloom tomatoes, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup thinly sliced cucumber
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • Flaky salt for garnish

Chop 1/2 cup tomato and transfer to a blender. Add vinegar, oil, shallot, honey, mustard, and salt. Puree, scraping down the sides once or twice, until smooth.

Slice the remaining tomatoes and arrange on a large serving platter with cucumber and mozzarella. Drizzle with the vinaigrette and top with basil. Sprinkle with flaky salt, if desired.

Recipe nutrition per serving: 100 Calories, Total Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 11 mg, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Fiber: 1 g, Total Sugars: 4 g, Added Sugars: 1 g, Protein: 4 g, Sodium: 252 mg, Potassium: 283 mg, Iron: 0 mg, Folate: 1 mcg, Calcium: 86 mg, Vitamin A: 1039 IU, Vitamin C: 14 mg.

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