If you love fresh ripe tomatoes, this Stacked Heirloom Tomato Salad recipe is a must try! Head to your farmer’s market for some fresh ripe tomatoes. This salad is one of the easiest tomato salad recipes to make. Don’t let its simplicity fool you, the flavors in this stacked tomato salad are as good as any restaurant.
While you are visiting, don’t forget to check out all of my delicious gluten free salad recipes. You are sure to find several fun new recipes to try!
Heirloom Tomato Garden Madness!
Heirloom tomatoes are everywhere right now. Farmer’s markets, grocery stores, and even in gardens all over the country. These tomatoes are at their peak for ripeness and I just couldn’t resist making a simple salad to go with our lunch today.
Our tomato plants are way out of control this year. This is our first garden in our tiny backyard. We put in two 4×4 planter boxes in the only sunny corner we have. I put in organic compost, worm castings, and organic soil.”
Who would have thought that would have caused my plants to go crazy?? Three of my tomato plants are now close to 6 feet tall and have well outgrown their tomato cages. We have tomatoes everywhere in our kitchen. This heirloom tomato salad is a delicious way to celebrate these tomatoes.
If you want to grow your own heirloom tomatoes, this is a good site to learn about all of the varieties.
As you can see, these tomato plants are huge!!
This is today’s haul, and I can’t wait to share this simple heirloom tomato salad recipe with you. You only need a few ingredients.
High-Quality Balsamic Vinegar
Let’s talk about balsamic vinegar. There are so many varying qualities. Have you ever had a balsamic vinegar that was more of a syrup? That is what you need for this recipe!! Aged balsamic kinds of vinegar tend to be the highest quality.
Let’s be honest, aged balsamic vinegar is expensive. You can totally make your own balsamic glaze, with a few simple tricks. Learn how to make a balsamic reduction and use it on this delicious juicy heirloom tomato salad recipe! This crazy easy recipe to make a balsamic reduction sauce makes cheap balsamic vinegar taste expensive!!
- Heirloom tomatoes
- Artichoke hearts
- Fresh basil
- Fresh mozzarella
- Aged high-quality balsamic vinegar (or make your own following the instructions in the above link.)
Are you ready to try this easy recipe? It is so easy to make this salad, that it really doesn’t need much of a writeup. Slice your heirloom tomatoes. Add fresh mozzarella, basil, and an artichoke. Drizzle sweet aged balsamic vinegar on. Optional, you can also drizzle fresh olive oil.
Want to try more delicious salad recipes?
- Raspberry, Apricot, Fennel, and Feta Salad
- Grilled Chicken and Watermelon Salad
- Pink Grapefruit and Fennel Salad
- Vegan Quinoa Salad with Finger Limes
- 1-2 large heirloom tomatoes
- 4 ounces fresh mozzarella
- 4 artichoke hearts, sliced in half lengthwise
- 8-10 fresh basil leaves, sliced thinly
- 2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
- Slice the heirloom tomatoes in thick slices.
- Cut thick round slices of mozzarella.
- Place an heirloom tomato slice on a plate.
- Top with a fresh basil leaf, mozzarella, and artichoke heart.
- Drizzle the balsamic vinegar on top.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g