Tomato Salad

With a drizzle of olive oil, ripe tomatoes make the perfect tomato salad. Or use these easy recipes to pair cucumbers, corn, basil, and onions. Any of these tender tomato salads are welcome alternatives to greens.

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Tomato Bread Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Heirloom Tomatoes with Feta Cheese

The Food Channel

Simple, simple, simple. That's what this dish is. And to top that off, it's simply delicious.

BLT Salad with Blue Cheese

Food & Wine

In his cute version of the BLT sandwich, Michael Schwartz replaces the mayo with a wedge of blue cheese. He cures his own bacon, but the salad is delicious with any good artisanal bacon. "They can never be too thick," he says.

Total: 35 mins

Tuscan Bread Salad

Pepperidge Farm

How delicious...croutons are the "bread" in this flavorful bread salad that comes together in just 10 minutes.

Total: 10 mins
Total: 3 hrs

Black Heirloom Tomato Salad

The Food Channel

A fresh heirloom tomato salad featuring the exquisite black varieties paired with Chinese black vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and crumbled feta cheese.

Grilled Chiles Rellenos with Mango Mojo Shrimp and Corn and Tomato Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Give your barbecue skills a workout for this dinner that calls for grilled shrimp and cheese-stuffed chile peppers. If you're feeling ambitious, feel free to grill the corn, too!

California Heirloom Insalata

Better Homes and Gardens

Bocconcini are small nuggets of fresh mozzarella packaged in whey or water. Use them for this salad, which can be a fresh side dish or appetizer.

Herb Frittatas with Minty Tomato Salad

Food & Wine

These frittatas are so thin and light, they're almost like crepes. Alain Coumont serves them with juicy tomatoes tossed with mint, but nearly any summer salad would work.

Total: 25 mins

Tomato-and-Anchovy Salad with Garlic Cream

Food & Wine

Daniel Humm varies the ingredients for this lovely appetizer depending on what he finds at the farmers' market -- on good days, beautiful heirloom tomatoes. He tosses them with briny oil-and-vinegar-marinated white anchovies, also known by the Spanish name boquerones, which are available at the deli counter of many specialty-food stores.

Total: 30 mins

Tomato Tabbouleh Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Mix up this flavorful Middle-Eastern side-dish salad a day ahead.

Tomato-Feta Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

This super fast side dish looks impressive--perfect for serving at summer parties and cookouts.

Total: 15 mins

Corn Bread Salad

Family Circle

Middle Eastern Salad Plate

Better Homes and Gardens

This dish, popular from Athens to Zanzibar, is fast, easy to make, high in fiber, and can serve as a side dish or appetizer.

Total: 35 mins

Tomato Salad with Bacon, Blue Cheese, and Basil

Food & Wine

This salad manages to seem both light and rich. Sheamus Feeley makes it with creamy chunks of Point Reyes Blue Cheese and crisp house-cured bacon, but the salad has such great zing, vegetarians will be equally happy with a bacon-free version.

Total: 20 mins

Bacon, Basil, and Tomato Salad


A quick and fresh summer salad you can make in the morning and let marinate until picnic time!

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