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Heirloom Tomato Nectarine Salad

Heirloom Tomato Nectarine Salad

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I know!  I know!  Not another heirloom tomato salad!  There are about one-half dozen of these salads featured all over the internet, I hear ya.  You are probably wondering what makes our recipe for Heirloom Tomato Nectarine Salad special.  Well, lots of love was put into this recipe, as well as summer crush, seasonal heirloom tomatoes.  That is what makes our recipe special, as well as a little something-something that I have not seen in any other recipe.

Heirloom Tomato Nectarine Salad

Every summer we go to someone’s home and are served this gorgeous salad, and every time I say I need to make it at home. Since we have been going crazy over the salads the past 10 months, I knew I had to get this one in the recipe repertoire, sooner than later. After spying the most beautiful tomatoes at the Farmer’s Market the past month, I knew it was time to get into the kitchen. So I begin measuring, testing, and tasting to share the version of this salad that we love.

Everyone tends to make this recipe the same.  Heirloom tomatoes, nectarines, burrata, mint, and basil, as well as balsamic vinegar.  Not to mention an abundance of red onion.  If, they are really adventurous or what to be different, then prosciutto is tossed in.  What I don’t like about that combination is that the red onion overpowers the sweet nectarines, and the salty prosciutto while I love it, isn’t so vegetarian-friendly for those guests who aren’t digging meat.  And the nectarines are almost always a little wilted or starting to turn brown around the edges.

Our recipe for Heirloom Tomato Nectarine Salad is clean and vegetarian-friendly with a bit of tanginess.  What?  You see, I like to toss the sliced tomatoes and nectarines with some lemon juice.  Not only does this add a bit of acidic flavor along with the dressing, but it helps keep both the tomatoes and the nectarines looking fresh (this salad was made 4 hours before shooting) and perky.

So there you are;  one of our not-so-original favorite summer salads.  While these gorgeous heirlooms are gracing your markets, give this lovely salad a whirl.  It is lovely on its own with warm crusty bread or serves along with something hot off the grill.  Thank us later.

Happy August.

Yield: 4 servings

Heirloom Tomato Nectarine Salad

Heirloom Tomato Nectarine Salad

Buttery Burrata is mixed with sweet nectarines and summer tomatoes to make this crowd pleasing summer salad.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 3 medium heirloom tomatoes
  • 3 nectarines
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon good balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 8 ounces burrata
  • 5 basil leaves thinly slices
  • maldon salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper


    Cut the tomatoes and nectarines into slices. Place into a glass bowl.

    Drizzle the lemon juice over the top and lightly toss it with your hands.

    In a small bowl mix together the two kinds of vinegar and the olive oil.

    Place the tomatoes and nectarines onto a serving platter.

    Tear the burrata and place it onto the tomato and nectarine mixture.

    Scatter the basil over the top, then drizzle the dressing over.

    Season to taste with salt and pepper.




Use your favorite tomatoes if Heirlooms aren't your jam.

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Tuesday 4th of August 2015

I cannot wait for all the tomatoes to ripen in my MIL's garden! This salad sounds fantastic. And I agree with you on red onion. I love red onion, but not when it overpowers other ingredients. I'll be making this soon! :)

Brian @ A Thought For Food

Monday 3rd of August 2015

Yeah, I can never have too many heirloom tomatoes... especially when it's loaded with burrata. A beautiful salad... one that'll keep me wanting to hold on to summer for as long as I can.


Monday 3rd of August 2015

This looks so yummy! thanks for sharing. Gemma xx

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