Tomato, Egg, and Olive Salad with Gorgonzola Vinaigrette

It’s the fresh garden tomatoes that make this Tomato, Egg, and Olive Salad with Gorgonzola Vinaigrette such a winner for me; for a Paleo or Whole 30 version just use a vinaigrette dressing without cheese. This tasty salad is also low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet friendly. Check Tomato Recipes for more recipes like this one.

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Sometimes the simplest combination of ingredients can result in a dish where the result is completely a wow. I shared this Tomato, Egg, and Olive Salad with Gorgonzola Vinaigrette with my nephew Jake, and we both completely loved this combination of delicious summer flavors.The salad is simply fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced and layered with slices of boiled egg and olives, then drizzled with a vinaigrette that had bits of gorgonzola cheese. What could be simpler or more delicious? And when summer tomatoes are at the peak of ripeness, this is the perfect thing to eat on a hot summer day.

This gorgeous and delicious tomato salad is my Meatless Monday menu suggestion for this week. The recipe is low-carb, gluten-free, vegetarian, and can even be Paleo or Whole 30 approved if you switch out the gorgonzola vinaigrette for a dressing without cheese.

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Arrange perfectly ripe sliced tomatoes on a serving platter and top with slices of Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs. Drain a can of olives and sprinkle over the salad. Whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and crumbled Gorgonzola to make the dressing and drizzle over the salad. Enjoy!

Tomato, Egg, and Olive Salad Recipe with Gorgonzola Vinaigrette found on KalynsKitchen.com.

Don’t forget a little sea salt and some fresh-ground black pepper for the perfect finishing touch.

More Wow Salad Recipes with Summer Tomatoes:

Ten Favorite Summer Salads with Garden Tomatoes (and Ten Honorable Mentions) ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Fresh Corn, Zucchini, and Tomato Salad ~ Recipe Girl
Tomato, Avocado, and Feta Salad with Tahini-Balsamic Vinaigrette ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Easy Tomato-Cucumber Salad ~ Cook Eat Paleo
Summer Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese, Basil Vinaigrette, and Herbs ~ 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!

Tomato, Egg, and Olive Salad with Gorgonzola Vinaigrette

Fresh garden tomatoes make this Tomato, Egg, and Olive Salad with Gorgonzola Vinaigrette such a winner!

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 fresh tomatoes, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 2-3 boiled eggs, sliced 1/2 inch thick (see notes about hard-boiled eggs)
  • 6 oz. can black olives, well drained (use less if you’re not a big olive fan)
  • salt, fresh ground black pepper to taste (see notes)

Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 T best quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T crumbled gorgonzola

Directions:

  1. Drain olive into a colander placed into the sink.
  2. Slice tomatoes in 1/2 inch slices, and arrange on serving plate (with cut side up on ends of tomatoes).
  3. Slice boiled eggs and layer on top of tomatoes.
  4. Arrange drained olives on top of tomatoes and eggs.
  5. Put olive oil in small dish.
  6. Whisk in balsamic vinegar, then stir in gorgonzola.
  7. Drizzle dressing over salad, season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.
  8. You may not need all the dressing, depending on how you prefer your salad.
  9. This dressing will keep in the fridge for a few days, so you may want to double or triple the dressing amounts.
  10. You will need to let it come to room temperature and shake the bottle before serving if it’s been refrigerated.

Notes:

Here’s How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs. I used Rosemary Salt for this salad.

This recipe created by Kalyn.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This Tomato, Egg, and Olive Salad with Gorgonzola Vinaigrette would make a perfect summer lunch for the South Beach Diet, any phase, and would also be great for most other low-carb eating plans.

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