Fresh Tomato Salad Recipes

Tomatoes are the star of these fresh salad recipes. Pairing beautifully with grilled dishes and other summer fare, these tomato salads are ideal for using fresh tomatoes from your garden or local farmer's market.

Summer Tomato Salad

Colorful and healthy, this delicious salad is the perfect refreshing summer side dish. It's also super simple -- prep is just 20 minutes.

Tiny Tomato Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

Easy to make ahead of time, this tiny tomato salad is drizzled in chopped shallots, olive oil, and champagne vinegar. For a sharper flavor, substitute arugula for watercress.

Green Bean, Corn, and Tomato Salad with Jalapeno Vinaigrette

This colorful, Mexican-inspired summer salad coats fresh grape tomatoes, corn, and green beans in a zesty dressing. Serve it alongside grilled steak as the perfect side dish.

Eggplant Caprese Salad

This gorgeous and simple salad will win you over with juicy heirloom tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and grilled eggplant. A sun-dried tomato topping adds another pop of flavor.

See how to blanch Roma tomatoes (the secret incredient in our tomato marinara recipe) to make it a cinch to peel them.

Make Your Own Marinara

Discover the best way to peel tomatoes while also learning how to make your own fresh tomato marinara sauce.

Roasted BLT Salad

Roasted cherry tomatoes are the "T" in this deconstructed version of the classic sandwich. The good news: Skipping the bread cuts down on calories (each serving has just 258!).

Tomato-Mozzarella Toss

Rich mozzarella cheese and fresh basil leaves are perfect companions for the grape and cherry tomatoes in this salad. This recipe makes 12 servings in just 20 minutes, so it's perfect for a last-minute side dish at a party or cookout.

Tomatoes have a short shelf life... unless you freeze them. Here's a helpful visual guide to prepping and freezing your gorgeous tomatoes.

How to Freeze Tomatoes

If you're not able to use all of your tomatoes while they're fresh, find out how to freeze them so they can be used up to 10 months later!

Roasted Tomato Pasta with Mozzarella

Slow-roasted tomatoes add a burst of sweetness to this easy-to-make pasta salad. It makes enough for 12 people, so it's perfect to bring to a summer potluck!

Tomato and Red Onion Salad

Fresh heirloom tomatoes and onions are dressed up with a sweet-sour vinegar dressing. Make it ahead or just before supper -- prep takes just 25 minutes.

Chicken, Tomato, and Cucumber Dinner Salad

Enjoy a juicy tomato salad for dinner tonight, complete with crunchy cucumber and seasoned chicken tenders. Best of all, this quick and easy recipe includes ingredients you likely have in your pantry.

Tomato Salad with Pickled Red Onions

Heirloom tomatoes are topped with a zippy balsamic reduction, fresh basil, and salty ricotta salata cheese for a standout side that you won't want to pass up.


Crunchy homemade croutons and fresh ripe tomatoes star in this quick and easy Italian summer salad recipe. To save even more time, substitute Italian dressing for the homemade vinaigrette.

Mango, Tomato, and Avocado Salad

Buttery avocado is a perfect complement to the sweetness of mango and juicy red tomatoes in this fresh salad.

Tomato Egg Salad

Combine a picnic classic with juicy roma tomatoes and refreshing watercress to create this tasty salad. Packed with protein, this salad is perfect for a healthy lunch or side dish.

Tomato-Squash Salad

Calling all veggie-lovers! Baby squash, crunchy zucchini, and ripe tomatoes team up in this fresh summer salad coated in a zesty lemon-herb dressing. Even better, it comes in below 90 calories per serving.

Tomato Bread Salad

Toss toasted bread cubes with roma tomatoes, red onion, sweet peppers, fresh basil, and Italian dressing for an easy make-ahead side dish.

Basil-Tomato Salad

The flavors of pesto mix and mingle in a salad of fresh basil and tomatoes from the garden. Add chicken or fish to make it a dinner salad.

Tomato-Feta Salad

This healthy tomato salad is perfect for a super simple side dish at a summer party or cookout. A gorgeous addition to any table, it can be completed in just 15 minutes.

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