Healthy Tomato Salad Recipes

Find healthy, delicious tomato salad recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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On the Island of Guadeloupe, I Learned to Love Raw Garlic—Now It Tops My 5-Minute Tomato Salad

In this installment of Diaspora Dining, Jessica B. Harris' series on foods of the African diaspora, the author and historian offers a summer salad that is simply delicious, but not for the fainthearted. Minced fresh garlic gives this salad, inspired from a visit to Guadeloupe, its special flavor.
By Jessica B. Harris

Cucumber, Tomato & Feta Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Rating: 5 stars 1
This Greek-inspired tomato salad is packed with fresh veggies and flavor boosting ingredients, like balsamic vinegar, kalamata olives and crumbled feta cheese. This delicious salad takes just 15 minutes to make and while you could eat it right away, it tastes even better the longer it sits, so plan to leave at least an hour of marinating time before serving.
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By Andrea Mathis, M.A., RDN, LD

Cucumber, Tomato & Avocado Salad

Rating: 5 stars 2
This vibrant cucumber, tomato and avocado salad is perfect for BBQs and backyard parties. The dressing is whisked together right in the salad bowl before you add the vegetables, so it's also incredibly easy to make. Choose a fairly firm avocado so it holds its shape in the salad.
By Julia Levy

Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
In this easy cherry tomato salad, the fresh herbs and bright dressing highlight the natural sweetness of the summery tomatoes. Elevate the look of this easy salad by using multicolored tomatoes if you can find them.
By Julia Levy

Summer Tomato, Onion & Cucumber Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
Fresh wedges of tomato, thinly sliced onion and sliced cucumber dressed simply with vinegar and oil makes the most simple salad possible—think of it as the Southern counterpart to the classic Italian tomato-and-mozzarella salad. This cucumber, tomato and onion salad is best enjoyed at the height of summer, when tomatoes and cucumbers are fresh from the garden.
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By Virginia Willis

Basic Tomato & Balsamic Salad

It doesn't take much to create a delicious tomato salad. Here we pair juicy grape tomatoes with sliced onion, fresh basil and balsamic vinegar for a flavorful side dish. Once you've mastered this basic tomato salad recipe, you can try adding in extra ingredients to amp up the flavor even more. Think olives, feta cheese, beans or other herbs. While you can certainly eat this tasty salad right away, the flavor gets even more delicious if you let this it sit in the fridge overnight.
By Andrea Mathis, M.A., RDN, LD

Hasselback Tomato Caprese Salad

Rating: 5 stars 4
Use the Hasselback technique to change up your caprese salad with this fun twist! Cutting partially into the whole tomato creates openings to layer in fresh mozzarella cheese, basil and a balsamic drizzle for tons of flavor in this unique vegetable side dish recipe.
By Carolyn Casner

Tomato, Peach & Feta Salad

This juicy salad is the perfect snack in the height of summer when tomatoes and peaches are at their best.
By Sara Haas, RDN

Tomato-Basil Zoodle Salad

Rating: 5 stars 4
Spiralized zucchini noodles make the perfect base for this colorful and flavorful salad--think pasta salad without all the carbs! It comes together quickly for a light lunch or easy side. Add grilled chicken, shrimp or chickpeas to make a heartier meal.
By Devon O'Brien

Cucumber & Tomato Salad with Preserved Lemon

Rating: 5 stars 2
In this cucumber and tomato salad recipe, preserved lemon adds a tangy, salty bite. Serve this healthy salad as an accompaniment to dishes like grilled lamb or chicken or as a side on a bed of finely julienned purple kale, lightly dressed with more olive oil and lemon juice. Look for preserved lemons at specialty-foods stores.
By Romney Steele

Chicken, Pepper & Tomato Balsamic Salad

Classic tomato-balsamic salad gets an upgrade with the addition of satisfying chicken and crunchy bell peppers. This fresh salad is full of flavor—and veggies—and makes for a satisfying lunch or dinner. This delicious salad takes just 15 minutes to make and while you could eat it right away, it tastes even better the longer it sits, so plan to leave at least an hour of marinating time before serving.
By Andrea Mathis, M.A., RDN, LD

Tomato & Fennel Salad

Rating: 5 stars 3
We like to use heirloom tomatoes in this simple salad. They're at their peak during the summer months and worth seeking out at your local grocery store or farmers' market. Which varieties you choose is up to you--any will work well here.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen
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Inspiration and Ideas

26 Fresh Tomato Salads You'll Want to Make This Summer
These juicy recipes take advantage of the season's bounty of cherry, heirloom and plum tomatoes for supremely flavorful salads.
21 Cucumber & Tomato Salads
Make a crunchy and delicious salad with these recipes starring cucumbers and tomatoes. The dynamic duo of summer's best produce creates a fresh salad that would be the perfect side dish for any backyard gathering. Recipes like Cucumber, Tomato & Feta Salad and Creamy Cucumber, Radish & Tomato Chopped Salad are bright, healthy and a tasty way to highlight fresh produce.
Roasted Eggplant & Tomato Salad with Caramelized Lemon Dressing

When tomatoes and eggplant come into season, the team at Stone Acres Farm in Stonington, Connecticut, combines them in as many ways as possible. This salad is a celebration of these two vegetables. Caramelizing the lemon halves and squeezing their juice into the vinaigrette adds a level of depth you just wouldn't get from straight-up lemon juice. Serve with grilled bread so you can enjoy every bit of the delicious dressing. Read more about Stone Acres Farm here.