Refreshing Tomato Salad (GF, DF, EF)

A Refreshing Tomato Salad (GF, DF, EF)

Refreshing Tomato Salad (GF, DF, EF)Tomato season only comes once a year, so when it does I make all my favorite tomato dishes. Scratch that. Mom totally made this dish. I just took the pictures!

Anyway, my favorite part about this tomato salad is it’s refreshing nature, followed by its simpleness, followed by its bright colors. Really, there’s nothing to dislike about my mom’s tomato salad. In fact, all you can do is enjoy and wish tomato season came year round.

So grab your best set of heirloom tomatoes and enjoy this tomato salad recipe before the season is over! Trust me, you won’t want to miss it!

Refreshing Tomato Salad Recipe*

Allergens: Celiac Friendly and free of the Top 8 food allergens. Always purchase ingredients that meet your own dietary needs. 


  • Refreshing Tomato Salad (GF, DF, EF)2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. green onions, sliced
  • 2 tsp. fresh basil
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 5 heirloom tomatoes and 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
  • Kale, spinach, or a leafy product of some form
  • Ground black pepper


  1. Combine the first seven ingredients (olive oil through salt) and whisk. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. Refreshing Tomato Salad (GF, DF, EF)
  2. Line a serving platter with kale, spinach, or a leafy product of some form. Refreshing Tomato Salad (GF, DF, EF)
  3. Slice your tomatoes and arrange them on top of your leafy green. Refreshing Tomato Salad (GF, DF, EF)
  4. Take the dressing out and whisk it one last time before drizzling the dressing on top. Refreshing Tomato Salad (GF, DF, EF)
  5. Sprinkle with ground black pepper. And, ta da! You’re now ready to serve a refreshing tomato salad.
    Refreshing Tomato Salad (GF, DF, EF)
    The red spoon means gluten free in our household!
    Refreshing Tomato Salad (GF, DF, EF)
    Serve it alongside a meal!

    Refreshing Tomato Salad (GF, DF, EF)
    And if you can have dairy, add some feta cheese like my mom did to complete your dish.

That’s it! Simple, to the point, and delicious. I can’t wait to share this dish with all my Fiesta Friday friends. For those of you who blog, Fiesta Friday is an awesome party hosted by Angie over at the Novice Gardener each week.

Lastly, this weekend, I’m returning to Gillette Stadium for the Patriots first home game. If you’ll be joining me, or heading to Gillette at any point this stadium, you’ll need to email them in advance if you are bringing any food with you. Check out my blog post from last year to learn more! 

Have a wonderful weekend, and happy cooking!

*Original recipe from Better Homes and Gardens. 

25 thoughts on “A Refreshing Tomato Salad (GF, DF, EF)

  1. What a gorgeous looking salad!! And that dressing….wow! I love summer tomatoes and this sounds like the perfect recipe to make the most of the late season ones! Thank you for sharing them with us at Fiesta Friday!

    1. Thanks! As my mom said, tomato season varies around the world, so maybe some people can use this recipe longer, but in our house we’re filling ourselves with as many tomato recipes as possible before the season ends. 🙂

  2. AH i want it! It looks beautiful and so tasty, I LOVE tomatoes, I feel like I would want Kale, Tomatoes and add some grilled chicken and it’d be perfect 🙂

    1. Thanks, Loretta! We actually had our first frost last night! Don’t know if I’m quite ready for fall/winter to hit. :/ On the bright side, winter is by far my favorite season!

    1. Thanks, Lisa! I’d love to hear how it comes out. It must be so nice to grow your own heirloom tomatoes. I bet your garden has been beautiful when all the tomatoes come in. 🙂

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