Heirloom Tomato Salad

Posted on: July 27, 2020. Updated on: July 12, 2023.

by Carolina Gelen

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Now that the tomato season is here, it’s time to enjoy them at their fullest! With just a few basic ingredients we can enhance the flavor of these summer gems and take heirloom tomatoes to the next level.


Heirloom Tomato Salad

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  • 5 large heirloom tomatoes (about 1 kg or 2 pounds)
  • the juice of half of a lemon
  • the zest of one lemon
  • two cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (or maple syrup)
  • a handful of basil leaves
  • 3-5 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • salt


  1. Wash the tomatoes, slice them and arrange them onto a platter.
  2.  Mince the garlic cloves and sprinkle them on top of the tomatoes.
  3.  Zest one whole lemon and juice half of it right on top of the tomatoes.
  4.  Drizzle the honey or maple syrup on the tomatoes.
  5.  Sprinkle lots of salt and freshly cracked black pepper on the tomatoes.
  6.  Sprinkle all the basil and rosemary leaves on the platter.
  7.  Drizzle a hefty amount of olive oil right on top of the tomatoes and serve!
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Carolina Gelen

I speak 5 languages, but my favorite way to communicate is through the universal language of food. I translate food to be more approachable and accessible for the everyday cook. I didn't grow up with a lot, so I’ve always loved thrifting and finding a good sale. That also shapes my approach to cooking: I try to make most of my recipes as affordable as possible, and that is what my SCRAPS newsletter is about. Every two weeks I will send an exclusive recipe to your inbox. Subscribe to get full access to the newsletter and website.

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