Fresh Tomato Salad

Fresh Tomato Salad dresses your sliced garden ripe tomatoes with  a fresh herb  vinaigrette made  from  scratch for a quick  side salad.
Fresh Tomato Salad

Fresh Tomato Salad

By Sue Lau | Palatable  Pastime

Fresh Tomato Salad is my recipe of the day. This is something I will quickly whiz up in the blender to pour over my garden tomatoes when I  slice them.

I  grew up  having fresh garden tomatoes every single day at supper after my Mom would collect those and add them to the table- generally with some radishes and  scallions plus maybe a cuke salad.


Fresh Tomato Salad

In recent years it has been de rigueur to serve them  with aged balsamic. And some chiffonade of basil.

This easy vinaigrette uses balsamic as well, although it is the white type so as not to  muddy the  color. And I have added  some chives that I  snatched up while  picking at  the basil  plant. Fresh summer herbs are wonderful!

I used some of  my  Thai basil  in the photos since  I needed to  pinch that one back a little. You can use sweet basil  or  purple basil as well. The  Thai type just has a bit more of a peppery bite. But I like peppery salads anyway.

This  will have Parm  whizzed  in the dressing and some  on top as well because,  you know. Why sandbag  when it  comes  to  cheese?

Retro Plate

My  plate (just  to annoy everyone who is in a big hurry to  get to the recipe *LOL*) is  an antique chalkware Hawaiian  plate in  a triangular  pineapple design with an orchid  design on  it. It  doubles as a shallow bowl.

It complements the Fiesta Ware that I love.  I  can’t  help you with a link but  check eBay for triangular mid-century plates. You might get  lucky.

I know some  of you out there have the same  collecting bug that I do. And for those that don’t? Okay, we’re moving on  now. 😉

Fresh Tomato Salad

Fresh Tomato Salad

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Fresh Tomato Salad

Fresh Tomato Salad

Fresh Tomato Salad

Sue Lau
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Salad, Salad dressings
Cuisine American


  • Blender or food processor


  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  • Puree in blender.
  • Drizzle over sliced garden tomatoes with additional Parmesan cheese on top.


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