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Here is an easy-going recipe for a simple tomato salad with anchovies, basil, olives and avocado. It’s a healthy and simple side-dish to share with friends and family or to bring to a picnic or barbecue. It is paleo and dairy-free and ready in only 10 minutes!

Here is an easy-going recipe for a simple tomato salad with anchovies, basil, olives and avocado. It’s a healthy and simple side-dish to share with friends and family or to bring to a picnic or barbecue. It is paleo and dairy-free and ready in only 10 minutes! Healthy Seasonal Recipes by Katie Webster | #tomato #salad #summer #paleo #dairyfree #healthy #sidedish

A platter of garden fresh summer tomatoes, sliced and laden with toppings: basil, red onion, olive oil and anchovies, epitomizes the type of summer cooking my family enjoyed when I was a kid. It is recipes like this, that graced our table over and over, that are so internalized that I’ve overlooked them. Meaning, in my eyes, they don’t really require a recipe so I sometimes forget to share them. Like my pickled beets.

Here is an easy-going recipe for a simple tomato salad with anchovies, basil, olives and avocado. It’s a healthy and simple side-dish to share with friends and family or to bring to a picnic or barbecue. It is paleo and dairy-free and ready in only 10 minutes! Healthy Seasonal Recipes by Katie Webster | #tomato #salad #summer #paleo #dairyfree #healthy #sidedish

Don’t get me wrong, I have shared a couple tomato salads: there’s this one with a Thai basil vinaigrette or this one with green beans and goat cheese.

Here is an easy-going recipe for a simple tomato salad with anchovies, basil, olives and avocado. It’s a healthy and simple side-dish to share with friends and family or to bring to a picnic or barbecue. It is paleo and dairy-free and ready in only 10 minutes! Healthy Seasonal Recipes by Katie Webster | #tomato #salad #summer #paleo #dairyfree #healthy #sidedish

But this one today, with anchovies, is the most common way we had tomato salad. Thick slices of tomatoes are the base. We always got ours (along with sweet corn and peppers) from Mrs. Slack’s farm stand. Then next a scattering of finely chopped red onion.

And fresh basil of course!  My mom always cut the basil with scissors. Do you do that?

Lots of pepper a little salt, olive oil and red wine vinegar. Then laying on top would go the olives and anchovies.

Yes anchovies.

Here is an easy-going recipe for a simple tomato salad with anchovies, basil, olives and avocado. It’s a healthy and simple side-dish to share with friends and family or to bring to a picnic or barbecue. It is paleo and dairy-free and ready in only 10 minutes! Healthy Seasonal Recipes by Katie Webster | #tomato #salad #summer #paleo #dairyfree #healthy #sidedish

When I shot these photos, I sent a screen shot to my sister by text. And she declared “More Anchovies!” Ha, and here I was worried that you all would be thinking, yummy except for the anchovies. Maybe you are. But, you know what, my sister is right! {Don’t tell her I said that.} This is how we did it in our house, and that’s why I wanted to share this recipe. So, it’s totally fine if you don’t love anchovies! You can leave them off, or maybe you can make this recipe instead.

 

Note that the addition of avocado is not a tradition in my family, but it’s one I’ve added on over the last several years. Mainly because my older daughter is in love with avocados, and asks me to buy them every week. (She eats them with a spoon!) They add a creamy element, where a lot of folks would expect to have mozzarella.

Here is an easy-going recipe for a simple tomato salad with anchovies, basil, olives and avocado. It’s a healthy and simple side-dish to share with friends and family or to bring to a picnic or barbecue. It is paleo and dairy-free and ready in only 10 minutes! Healthy Seasonal Recipes by Katie Webster | #tomato #salad #summer #paleo #dairyfree #healthy #sidedish

We never had mozzarella with our tomato salad when I was a kid- probably because you couldn’t get good Buffalo Mozzarella in The States back then. So I the avocado is a welcome creamy addition.

I like to splash on a bit of red wine vinegar too, this is something my mom always did and I love the bright acidity in contrast with the sweet tomatoes.

QUESTIONS:

Did you eat tomato salad when you were little? What was the combination of ingredients for yours?

Do you grow your own tomatoes?

Anchovies, yay or nay?

Do you cut basil with scissors?

simple heirloom tomato salad
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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Category: side salad

Cuisine: American

Yield: 8

Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories per serving: 107 cals

Fat per serving: 7g

Saturated fat per serving: 1g

Carbs per serving: 6g

Protein per serving: 4g

Fiber per serving: 4g

simple heirloom tomato salad

Here is an easy-going recipe for a simple tomato salad with anchovies, basil, olives and avocado. It’s a healthy and simple side-dish to share with friends and family or to bring to a picnic or barbecue. It is paleo and dairy-free and ready in only 10 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds heirloom tomatoes
  • 8 whole anchovies, optional
  • 1 sliced avocado
  • ½ cup torn basil leaves
  • ¼ cup minced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons best quality extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • pinch each kosher salt and pepper
  • 12 olives, pitted if desired

Instructions

  1. Core and slice tomatoes and arrange on a large platter. Top with anchovies, avocado, basil and onion. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Garnish with olives and serve.
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