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Juicy Summer Heirloom Tomato Stone Fruit Salad Recipe

by Jeanette on July 10, 2013 · 22 Comments
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This Summer Tomato Stone Fruit Salad is full of juicy heirloom tomatoes, nectarines and mango. A drizzle of sherry vinegar, a little honey goat cheese and chopped fresh mint are all that are needed to make this fresh summer salad tantalizingly delicious.

Heirloom Tomato Fruit Salad © Jeanette's Healthy Living
With the sweltering heat that has hit our area the past few weeks, eating cool foods that require little or no cooking have become a necessity in our home. Cold noodle salads, smoothies, green salads, and lots of fresh fruit make their way into many of our meals throughout the day.

As summer progresses, the variety of fresh produce continues to grow at our local farmer’s market. One of the items I look forward to the most are fresh tomatoes, of the heirloom variety whenever I feel like treating myself. I love choosing a few of each kind – this past weekend, I picked up what I believe were some Black Krim and Vintage Wine varieties. Green zebras have yet to show up.

Juicy Heirloom Tomato Fruit Salad © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Although I’ve eaten plenty of green salads with fruit before, I’d yet to pair tomatoes with stone fruits in salads. I had bought a few boxes of nectarines and a case of mangoes about a week ago, and was looking for a way to use up some of the remaining fruit.

Juiciness is at it’s best in this salad when the ripest of tomatoes and fruits are used. All that’s needed to accent this salad is a touch of sherry vinegar, fresh mint, a few slivers of red onion and some creamy honey goat cheese. I did drizzle on a little extra virgin olive oil and grind some fresh black pepper on top just before diving in.

Heirloom Tomato Nectarine Mango Salad © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Today, I’m participating in Food Network’s SummerFest event where Tomatoes are being featured this week. Please be sure to check out what all my fellow foodie friends made:

Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Juicy Summer Heirloom Tomato Fruit Salad
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The Sensitive Epicure: Tiny Insalata Caprese
Weelicious: Heirloom Tomato Pico de Gallo
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Slow-Roasted Tomatoes with Bruschetta
Red or Green?: Nachos with Fresh Tomatoes, Pinto Beans and Chiles
Domesticate Me: Spaghetti with Cherry Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella and Basil
Blue Apron Blog: Marjoram-Garlic Chicken with Jersey Tomato Panzanella
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Daily*Dishin: Garden Vegetable Fresh Pasta Sauce
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Dishin & Dishes: Pesto Rosso (Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto)
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Juicy Summer Heirloom Tomato Stone Fruit Salad

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2

If you can't find honey goat cheese, use regular goat cheese and mix a little honey in with the sherry vinegar.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium Heirloom tomatoes of your choice
  • a handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 nectarine, pitted and cut into wedges
  • 1 mango, flesh cut into cubes
  • a few slivers red onion
  • 3 mint leaves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sherry vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey goat cheese (from Trader Joe's)
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Gently toss tomatoes, nectarine, mango, onion and mint in a bowl. Drizzle vinegar and olive oil on top and toss gently. Arrange on salad plates. Sprinkle with honey goat cheese and black pepper. Drizzle a little olive oil on top, if desired.

Notes

Adapted from Cooking Light.

http://jeanetteshealthyliving.com/2013/07/juicy-summer-heirloom-tomato-fruit-salad.html

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Comments

  1. No doubt about it, this is my idea of a perfect summer salad! Just look at those colors! Lovely recipe, Jeanette.

  2. Fresh, ripe, in-season tomatoes make me so happy! This sounds like a great side dish :)

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Thanks Alyssa, it’s been so hot out that I’ve been eating tons of cold salads – this one has lots of juiciness in it, so great way to stay hydrated too. Hope you’re having a nice summer!

  3. So fresh, summery and appetizing!

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Thanks Angie – the combination of tomatoes and stone fruits is really good, hope you have a chance to try it.

  4. Divya Shivaraman says:

    loved your salad…all fresh…good to know you through summer fest

  5. So beautiful and summery, Jeanette! Seasonal tomatoes are just so delish this time of the year :)

  6. I just love this twist on the usual fruit salad, Jeanette! :-)

    Off to share …
    Shirley

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Thanks Shirley – I’d never tried combining tomatoes and stone fruits before, but it’s definitely well worth trying – so juicy, perfect for this hot weather we’ve been getting. Hope you’re enjoying the summer!

  7. What a lovely and pretty summery salad! I love how colorful this is and can just taste all the fresh fruits and vegetables :) Love the addition of mint too, great recipe and sounds really delicious Jeanette:)

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Thanks Kelly – this is a really refreshing salad – hope you enjoy it and are having a terrific summer!

  8. Tomato and fruit salad is always welcome for me. I have heard about black krim and vintage wine varieties. I will support healthy food habits and prepare usual fruit salad on regular basis.

  9. How beautiful!

  10. I LOVE this combination of fruits Jeanette! So clever, delicious and beautiful!!

  11. Nectarines in particular are a mainstay of my summer salads. I love to add black olives, too.

  12. I can’t wait to try this. I’m going to make it this weekend. I love summer salads like this :) Thanks.

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Thanks Mark – hope you enjoy this combination of tomatoes and stone fruits. I found it really refreshing!

  13. Jeannette, this is absolutely gorgeous! And the perfect meal solution to sweltering summer days. I love that you paired tomatoes and stone fruits. I bet it tasted incredible.

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