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10 Fresh Tomato Salads for Summer

I love tomatoes and cook with them year round. In the summer my favorite thing to do is make fresh tomato salads. The tomatoes are so ripe and sweet they don’t need to be cooked. Then they can be paired with all sorts of wonderful things like peaches, cheeses, onions, greens, and more. I also love the look of tomato salads. A classic caprese can look so beautiful you barely want to eat it! Here are some fresh tomato salads that are guaranteed to brighten your table this summer.

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    10 Fresh Tomato Salads for Summer
  • Green Bean and Tomato Salad 2 of 11
    Green Bean and Tomato Salad

    This fresh summer salad features green beans, tomatoes and onions tossed in a delicious dressing. Everyone will love the fresh, ripe flavors for healthy side dish.

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

  • Sumac Citrus Avocado Tomato Salad 3 of 11
    Sumac Citrus Avocado Tomato Salad

    A healthy tomato salad loaded with avocado, citrus, olives, and more makes a terrific protein packed vegan main course. It is ripe with summer flavor and healthy in every way.

    Photo: Kathy Patalsky

  • Heirloom Tomato Salad with Bocconcini and Basil 4 of 11
    Heirloom Tomato Salad

    This classic caprese salad never fails to please. This one features baby mozzarella balls that are the same size as they tomato wedges.

    Photo: Laura Levy

  • Lobster Heirloom Tomato Salad 5 of 11
    Lobster Heirloom Tomato Salad

    This gorgeous tomato salad features fresh lobster, bacons, and shallots. It is incredibly flavorful and makes a terrific main course on hot summer nights.

    Photo: Shaina Olmanson

  • Tomato Salad with Pecorino 6 of 11
    Tomato Salad with Pecorino

    This is a great riff on the caprese salad. The pecorino is a hard nutty cheese that stands up well to the tomatoes. Use all kinds of heirloom tomatoes to make it a colorful platter.

    Photo: Laura Levy

  • Tomato Basil Bean Salad 7 of 11
    Tomato Basil Bean Salad

    This gorgeous salad features loads of sweet cherry tomatoes, herbs, beans, and oil. It is an ideal cold summer salad to eat on hot summer nights.

    Photo: Kathy Patalsky

  • Peach Tomato Salad 8 of 11
    Peach Tomato Salad

    This gorgeous salad also features fresh peaches along with tomatoes and red onion. You will love the incredible flavors and texture. It truly is a bite of summer!

    Photo: Stacie Billis

  • Roasted Tomato & Panzanella Salad 9 of 11
    Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Salad

    A panzanella salad is a wonderful summer dish. This one features tomatoes and peppers and is a site to behold!

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Plum & Tomato Salad 10 of 11
    Plum Tomato Salad

    Fruits such as plums can be delicious when paired with tomatoes. Add some cheese and herbs and a light dressing for the perfect light summer lunch.

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

  • Gazpacho Salad 11 of 11
    Gazpacho Salad

    Gazpacho is an amazing tomato soup, and this tomato salad echos its wonderful flavor. Every bite is like a sip of gazpacho on your fork!

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

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