a gray farm table with a platter of tomato salad on it from overhead

simple heirloom tomato salad

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: side salad
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


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!



  • 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


  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.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 107 cals
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 4g