Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe
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Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe

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This tomato salad is a summertime must. The standout dressing takes these tasty ingredients to a brand-new level. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (5 ounces) spring mix salad greens
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 large heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 2 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 74 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 35 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Place salad greens in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, sugar and oregano until blended. Pour over salad greens; toss to coat. Transfer to a large platter. Arrange tomato slices over greens. Top with basil, pine nuts, onion and cheese. Serve immediately. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Heirloom Tomato Salad in Simple & Delicious June/July 2010, p55

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Reviewed Jul. 25, 2015

"Absolutely fabulous! My guests asked for the recipe; what does that tell you?"

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"I am a TOH field editor and have made this recipe so many times!!!! It is absolutely delicious and so quick and easy! In the summer when I have fresh cherry or grape tomatoes, I use this dressing over it and toss in some cubes of mozzarella cheese! So many uses for this dressing!"

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2011

"I made this for dinner last night and we all loved it. The dressing was delicious."

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

"This my favorite way to serve vine ripened tomatoes..We also use fresh mozzarella cheese. Yum!"

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"I have already made it three times for guests and everyone raved about it. Thank you!!!"

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