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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.

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Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads with Garden Tomatoes (and ten honorable mentions) found on KalynsKitchen.com

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!

Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads with Garden Tomatoes (and ten honorable mentions) found on KalynsKitchen.com

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!

Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads with Garden Tomatoes (and honorable mentions!) found on KalynsKitchen.com

I make this Summer Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese, Basil Vinaigrette, and Herbs all summer long!

Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads with Garden Tomatoes (and honorable mentions!) found on KalynsKitchen.com

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

Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads with Garden Tomatoes (and ten honorable mentions) found on KalynsKitchen.com

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

Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads with Garden Tomatoes (and ten honorable mentions) found on KalynsKitchen.com

I love all the summer flavors in Green Bean, Tomato, Onion, and Basil Summer Salad!

Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads with Garden Tomatoes (and honorable mentions!) found on KalynsKitchen.com

I also love  the flavors in this Tomato, Avocado, and Feta Salad with Tahini-Balsamic Vinaigrette!

Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads with Garden Tomatoes (and ten honorable mentions) found on KalynsKitchen.com

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

Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads with Garden Tomatoes (and honorable mentions!) found on KalynsKitchen.com

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.

Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads with Garden Tomatoes (and ten honorable mentions) found on KalynsKitchen.com

The eggs add a lot of good protein to this Tomato, Egg, and Olive Salad with Gorgonzola Vinaigrette!

Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads with Garden Tomatoes (and ten honorable mentions) found on KalynsKitchen.com

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!

Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads with Garden Tomatoes (and honorable mentions!) found on KalynsKitchen.com

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 that are 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!  (Food bloggers, links to the recipe on your blog are welcome for this post.)

Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads with Garden Tomatoes (and ten honorable mentions) found on KalynsKitchen.com

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20 comments on “Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads with Garden Tomatoes (and ten honorable mentions)”

  1. Easch one had me salivating more and more!

  2. 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.

  3. Kalyn, what a beautiful and delicious group of salads. My favorite these days is a Hearty and Skinny Antipasto Salad!
    http://www.skinnykitchen.com/recipes/hearty-and-skinny-antipasto-salad-meal/

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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. 🙂

    Shirley

  8. 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.

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

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

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

  12. 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

  13. That would be great, thanks!

  14. 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:

    http://www.houseofannie.com/15-heirloom-tomato-caprese-salad-for-5/

  15. 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!

  16. NOBODY does salads as yummy as you!

  17. 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 🙂

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

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