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Favorite Summer Tomato Salads

I’ve updated my list of favorite summer tomato salads with so everyone with a garden can take full advantage of them before fresh tomato season is gone!

PIN Favorite Summer Salads to try some later!

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Before I talk about Summer Tomato Salads I want to mention what a scary few days it’s been in my life. At 1:00 a.m. on Thursday night I was awakened to someone pounding on my door saying “FIRE, you must leave immediately,” and within a few hours this horrible fire was covering a big part of the mountain that’s behind my house. It’s been an emotional and disruptive few days. But I’m safe and my house is okay too, and I am feeling grateful to the amazing firemen, police, and other responders in my area who worked diligently to protect us and save our homes. Now let’s talk about tomato salads!

There’s no other seasonal food I love more than ripe summer tomatoes, and when good tomatoes are available, I have to indulge in them even if they aren’t that low in carbs. I first shared my picks for Favorite Summer Tomato Salads years ago, but of course I’ve made a lot more tomato salads since then. That’s partly why this post now has 20 Tomato Salads that I felt just had to be included!

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only low-carb eater who has to indulge in garden tomatoes when they’re in season, so I hope these Summer Tomato Salads might include one or two that will become favorites at your house! You can use Tomato Recipes to find more recipes to use those garden tomatoes if you’re lucky enough to have some!

close-up shot of Tomato, Olive, and Fresh Mozzarella Salad finished salad in serving bowl

Tomato, Olive, and Fresh Mozzarella Salad uses those little balls of fresh mozzarella that are so good in salad, but if you can’t find those just cut fresh mozzarella into cubes to make this tasty salad!

Summer Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese, Basil Vinaigrette, and Herbs close-up photo of finished salad on plate

I make this Summer Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese all summer long!

close-up shot of Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad photo of finished salad in serving bowl

This Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad came from a reader named Lisa and the simple balsamic vinegar dressing makes these ingredients shine!

Close-up photo for Grilled Zucchini Caprese Stacks

Another tomato recipe I make over and over is these Grilled Zucchini Caprese Stacks (with Basil Vinaigrette drizzled over the top.)

Close-Up Photo of Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and Avocado Salad

Bacon might be the first word in the title, but fresh garden tomatoes are also essential in this Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and Avocado Salad!

Green Bean and Tomato Salad finished salad on serving plate

I love all the summer flavors in Green Bean and Tomato Salad, and if you have green beans from the garden that’s even better!

Closeup photo of Spicy Tomato-Cucumber Salad with Peperoncini

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Peperoncini is a new salad this summer, and I’ve made this over and over when I needed a pot-luck salad!

Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Mint and Feta close-up photo of finished salad

I’d never get tired of this Tomato Cucumber Salad with Mint and Feta!

Middle Eastern Tomato Salad photo of salad in bowl with salad plates

One of the tomato salads I’ve loved for years is the Middle Eastern Tomato Salad that I learned to make from my friend Massoud. You may have had this in a restaurant where it might be called Salad Shirazi, and salads with these ingredients are made all over the world.

Easy BLT Salad close-up photo of finished salad in two serving bowls

BLT Salad is tasty for low-carb lunch or a side dish, and this is great even when it’s not quite garden tomato season yet!

Tomato Salad with Hearts of Palm, Olives, and Feta close-up photo

Tomato Salad with Hearts of Palm, Olives, and Feta is a salad I’ve been making since the early days of my blog!

Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad close-up photo

Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad is a winner salad idea, especially if you can get red and yellow cherry tomatoes!

More Summer Salads with Garden Tomatoes!

Tomato, Egg, and Olive Salad with Gorgonzola Vinaigrette
Tomato, Avocado, and Tuna Salad
Green Bean Tomato Feta Salad
Marinated Tomato Salad with Herb Dressing
Tomato, Cucumber, and Radish Salad
Tomato, Olive, and Goat Cheese Salad
Tomato Salad with Cucumber, Avocado, and Cilantro
Bacon, Tomato, and Zucchini Salad with Feta

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    20 Comments on “Favorite Summer Tomato Salads”

  1. What a wonderful selection of tomato salads! I will definitely try a few, they all look and sound so delicious!

  2. What a wonderful selection of tomato salads! I will definitely try a few, they all look and sound so delicious! So many with feta (favorite, yum!), but I'm most curious about the one with Gorgonzola dressing. We often make a very simple tomato salad: http://www.cookiesandcarrotsticks.com/recipes/tomato-salad/. Thank you for letting us post our own as well 🙂

  3. NOBODY does salads as yummy as you!

  4. All look yummy — don't know which one looks best! One of my favorites from my own blog is my Prosciutto Caprese with Toasted Brussels Sprouts and Parmesan Chips:
    http://moretimeatthetable.com/2012/09/18/proscuitto-caprese-with-toasty-brussels-sprouts-and-parmesan-chips/ Thanks for asking and happy tomato salad summer!

  5. Ooh, your yellow tomato salad has got me salivating!

    Our $15 Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate:


  6. That would be great, thanks!

  7. Kalyn, hope you don't mind if I share this link with our Farmers Market customers. I always love your seasonal recipes and…tomatoes are FINALLY here! -Downtown Farmers Market

  8. Thanks you guys. I love being the queen of salads.

  9. I agree with a previous comment, you are the queen of salads! I love them all!

  10. Wow! What a lovely selections of enticing salads. Thank you!

  11. Thanks everyone for the nice thoughts about my favorite salads. The house is mostly cleaned out now and today is the big family reunion with about 100 people. Should be fun, and a nice way to finish up that rite of passage.

    Shirley, you're right. I'm making the salad with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, olives and basil for the reunion.

  12. Kalyn, you are the queen of amazing salads, so I'm not surprised at all that you had a hard time choosing ten. I probably would have done my usual "cheat" when I do Top 10 lists and said "Top 10 Plus One (Or Two)." LOL But where does one stop? 😉 That first photo and those stacks are especially appealing to me!

    Hoping that you guys are done cleaning so that you all can focus on your family reunion event! Bet one of your salads makes it on to the table. 🙂


  13. I have saved them all, could not find one I would not like to try. thanks for sharing.

  14. Wow, great recipes, Kalyn. I want a tomato sandwich right now!…but waaah…my green zebra tomato plant only produced 2 tomatoes so far…I will savor eating them tomorrow. Perhaps I need to repot the plant to get more tomatoes this year.

  15. Oh BOY what a wonderful post. So timely with fresh tomato season in full bloom!

  16. Kalyn, what a beautiful and delicious group of salads. My favorite these days is a Hearty and Skinny Antipasto Salad!

  17. I'm already planning for next year's tomato planting, and after seeing these salads again, I know a Green Zebra plant will be in the garden next May.

  18. Easch one had me salivating more and more!