Balsamic Heirloom Tomato Salad

This Balsamic Heirloom Tomato Salad is a great summer salad to make as it can be quickly and easily made.

You need just a few ingredients to get you going …


The original recipe calls for green, yellow and red tomatoes. I used what I had (although it would be a lot prettier with the other colors).

You’ll be draining the tomatoes in a colander with a bowl underneath …

Drain Tomatoes
Drain Tomatoes

And, that’s pretty much MOST of the steps. Here’s the recipe so you can try it …


  • 1-1/2 to 2 pounds Heirloom Tomatoes (of different color and variety or just red)
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 pinch of dried oregano
  • Fresh black pepper, to taste


  1. Wash the tomatoes and remove the stems.
  2. Slice tomatoes into halves, quarters or eighths depending on the size of the tomato.
  3. Toss the tomatoes into a colander that sits over a large bowl.
  4. Generously sprinkle the salt over the tomatoes then gently toss and let them sit for 20 minutes. (The salt removes some extra water from the tomatoes and seasons them.)
  5. In another bowl, combine the sliced green onions and garlic.
  6. In a measuring cup combine the balsamic vinegar, olive oil and oregano and whisk this together until blended.
  7. Put the tomatoes in a bowl then pour the balsamic mixture over the tomatoes.
  8. Toss, season with fresh black pepper and serve.

Quite easy, eh? Yes, yes — easy and simple is always good.

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