Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads with Garden Tomatoes (and ten honorable mentions)
I’ve updated my list of favorite summer salads with garden tomatoes so everyone with a garden can take full advantage of fresh tomato season! Tomatoes are not super low in carbs, but all these salads are low-glycemic, gluten-free, and most are South Beach Diet friendly, and they’re all amazing! Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like these.
There’s no other food I look forward to quite as much as ripe summer tomatoes, and when good tomatoes are available, I can eat tomato salads or tomato sandwiches (with low-carb bread and with or without bacon) for days on end without getting tired of them. I first shared my picks for Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads with Garden Tomatoes clear back in 2011, when I’d just finished cleaning out my father’s house with my siblings, and it was definitely tomato sandwiches (with bacon!) for comfort food that weekend.
But normally there are lots more tomato salads than sandwiches at my house, that’s why I have so many good summer salads with garden tomatoes on this blog!
When I first picked my ten favorite tomato salads, I had a big vegetable garden where I loved to grow tomatoes. Now I finally have a nice garden space at the new house (thanks to my great brother Mark and his wife Lisa), and summer tomatoes are just starting to come at a steady pace in the 2017 garden. And for months I’ve had a note on my list of posts that need to be updated to update this collection of summer salads with garden tomatoes to feature the newer ones that are now faves!
I actually had a brand new recipe I’d planned to post today. But then I realized that e-mail subscribers would be getting it on a day when they might be a little distracted, and I decided to save that for later in the week! So Summer Salads with Garden Tomatoes are on the menu, and I hope you might find one or two here that will become big favorites at your house. It was hard to narrow it down to just ten, so be sure to check out the honorable mentions as well!
I make this Summer Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese, Basil Vinaigrette, and Herbs all summer long!
Bacon might be the first word in the title, but tomatoes are also essential in this Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and Avocado Salad!
I love all the summer flavors in Green Bean, Tomato, Onion, and Basil Summer Salad!
I also love the flavors in this Tomato, Avocado, and Feta Salad with Tahini-Balsamic Vinaigrette!
I’d never get tired of this Chopped Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Mint, Feta, Lemon, and Thyme!
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.
The eggs add a lot of good protein to this Tomato, Egg, and Olive Salad with Gorgonzola Vinaigrette!
Tomato, Hearts of Palm, Olive, and Feta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette is a salad I’ve been making since the early days of my blog!
And this Bacon, Tomato, and Zucchini Salad with Feta is a newly rediscovered old favorite, finally photographed for the blog. My sister Sandee has already made this and declared it’s a keeper.
10 More Summer Salads with Garden Tomatoes!
I’ve been growing tomatoes and experimenting with salads for years and years, which is why there are so many tomato salads on this blog. Here are more favorites of mine!
Tomato, Olive, and Fresh Mozzarella Salad with Basil Vinaigrette
Tomato Salad with Avocado, Tuna, Cilantro, and Lime
Green Bean, Tomato, and Feta Salad Oreganato
Marinated Tomato Salad with Parsley and Marjoram Dressing
Green Goddess Tomato-Mozzarella Stacks
Caprese Salad with Red and Green Tomatoes and Kiwifruit
Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Marinated Garbanzo Beans, Feta, and Herbs
Tomato, Cucumber, and Radish Salad with Yogurt and Tahini Dressing
Sliced Tomato, Olive, and Goat Cheese Salad with Onion-Caper Vinaigrette
Vegan Tomato Salad with Cucumbers, Avocado, Cilantro, and Lime
Now It’s Your Turn to Share:
Please let us know in the comments about your favorite salad recipe that features fresh garden tomatoes!