Tomato Herb Salad

 Nothing in this world compares to tomatoes picked straight from the garden. Tomato Herb Salad is a simple combination of fresh herbs and vine ripened tomatoes. This salad tastes exactly what summer should taste like! 

Fresh tomato and herb salad! Herb vinaigrette on this salad is out of this world!  Little Dairy on the Prairie

The place I take my kids to swim lessons also grows and sells hydroponic tomatoes. Their tomatoes taste exactly like the ones I pick from my own garden, except I get them in June! Menus during the week long swim/camp are all planned around those tomatoes. When it’s time to go home I always buy as many tomatoes as I think I can eat before they go bad. This year I made this salad with fresh herbs from my garden and with some of the tomatoes. Happy me!

Tomato Herb Salad! Refreshing!  Little Dairy on the Prairie

My boys will NOT eat tomatoes. At least they think they will NOT eat tomatoes. I’m so sneaky they actually eat them all the time without knowing it. They love salsa, spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, sloppy joes, etc all of which I make using fresh or home canned tomatoes. Oh, and they eat ketchup and BBQ sauce like it’s their last meal.

There is no way to disguise this tomato salad into anything besides Tomato Herb Salad. It’s okay, anyone who likes tomatoes in non ketchup form,will fall in love with this salad.

Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

This salad starts with a simple Herb Vinaigrette! This would be amazing on anything, well maybe not anything. Almost though! Since winters are long here and we live a million miles from the grocery store, things like fresh herbs are hard to come by. So, when summer comes around and my garden is flourishing I take advantage of every minute of it.
The best fresh tomato herb salad with herb vinaigrette!  Little Dairy on the Prairie

Tomato Herb Salad and a steak for lunch, anyone? I felt so healthy, until I had dessert!
Tomato Herb Salad with Fresh Herb Vinaigrette  Little Dairy on the PrairieOf course, before I ate it I had to add a little lot of Parmesan cheese. Man, all this talking about this Tomato Herb Salad is making me want some for dinner tonight. Take five minutes for yourself and throw this salad together. Who knows, maybe you can convince your NOT tomato eaters into trying it! Or you can be like me and not even try to talk them into it, because I didn’t really want to share anyway!

Tomato Herb Salad
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Tomato Herb Salad is a simple combination of fresh herbs and vine ripened tomatoes. This salad tastes exactly what summer should taste like!
Recipe type: Side dish, Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
  • ¼ c. olive oil
  • ¼ c. lemon juice, fresh squeezed is better
  • ¼ c. rice vinegar
  • 1 t. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 t. sugar
  • ½ t. Kosher salt
  • ¼ t. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 t. each fresh dill weed, oregano, basil, parsley, thyme
  • ½ t. cilantro
  • SALAD:
  • 4 large tomatoes
  • shaved Parmesan cheese
  1. Add all vinaigrette ingredients to a mason jar. Screw on lid and shake until well mixed.
  2. Dice Tomatoes. Shave Parmesan cheese.
  3. Pour vinaigrette over tomatoes and toss.
  4. Chill for an hour. Serve.


Amy Engberson About Amy Engberson

I live on a dairy with my husband and three boys. Although we are in the business of raising cattle, we really are in the business of raising boys. I am passionate about catching up with each other at meal times. My love language is food. And I hope that my men feel the love in every bite.


  1. Love your blog! I’m not a Facebooker and wish I could follow you via email. I’ll just keep checking in — found you via Pinterest and Peach Cobbler! YUM! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Tami, I’m glad you found me! Right now I don’t have an email subscription going. However, you can sign up for my RSS feed. I’m hoping to get an email subscription going soon! Oh, and peach cobbler is simply amazing!

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