Marinated Tomato Salad with Herb Dressing

Marinated Tomato Salad with Herb Dressing is one of the best reasons I’ve found to grow Marjoram and this tasty salad idea came from my sister Sandee! 

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When my sister Sandee heard I was growing marjoram in my new herb beds, she gave me this recipe for Marinated Tomato Salad with Herb Dressing that came from a compilation of recipes by her neighbors appropriately called Our Neighborhood Cookbook, and Sandee recommending I use Marjoram as one of the herbs. I’d never heard of marinating tomatoes, But Sandee raved about the salad.

That was in June, before Utah had the hottest summer in years and my heirloom tomatoes got stubborn and refused to ripen. But last weekend I had yellow heirloom tomatoes at last, so I made the salad and after one taste I understood why my sister is in love with this recipe. If you have fresh garden tomatoes, make this right away!  And summer doesn’t last forever, so check after the recipe for ten more good ideas for summer tomato salads to enjoy before it’s too late!

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How to Make Marinated Tomato Salad with Herb Dressing:

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  1. Sandee recommended a mixture of different colored tomatoes, but you could definitely make it with all red tomatoes if that’s what you have.
  2. Finely chopped fresh parsley and marjoram are important to the flavor here, although you could certainly use the fresh herbs you have on hand and still get a good result. And if you do have Marjoram, this is a great way to use it!
  3. The recipe didn’t specify doing it, but I put the dressing ingredients in the chopper bowl of my immersion blender and buzzed them together, which gave a lovely green look to the dressing.
  4. Pour dressing over the tomatoes and let them marinate a few hours at room temperature. That’s it!

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Make it a Meal:

Marinated Tomato Salad with Herb Dressing would taste great with Chicken Souvlaki or The World’s Best Pork Chops for a tasty summer dinner.

More Summer Tomato Salads to Enjoy:

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Burrata Cheese ~ White on Rice Couple
Chopped Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Mint, Feta, Lemon, and Thyme ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Tomato, Beet, and Basil Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette ~ The Perfect Pantry
Summer Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese, Basil Vinaigrette, and Fresh Herbs ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Tomatillo and Tomato Salad ~ A Communal Table
Middle Eastern Tomato Salad ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Tomato Salad with Basil Cream Dressing ~ Lottie and Doof
Tomatoes, Hearts of Palm, Olives, and Feta with Basil Vinaigrette ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Tomato, Basil, Avocado, Mozzarella Salad ~ Julia’s Album
Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and Avocado Salad ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Want More Summer Tomato Salads?

Check out Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads (plus Honorable Mentions) for more amazing salad ideas for summer tomatoes!

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This Marinated Tomato Salad with Herb Dressing is perfect for any phase of the original South Beach Diet and most other low-carb diet plans, but use portion control because tomatoes are relatively high in carbs for a vegetable (remember, tomatoes are really a fruit!)

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