Easy Tomato Salad with Tarragon Pesto

These bright, juicy tomatoes, marinated in olive oil and topped with a basil tarragon pesto and toasted pine nuts are delightful. This will be one of your favorite summer side dishes. 

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What Makes this Tomato Salad so Great

This easy tomato salad recipe works well with any type of tomato! While basil pesto is delicious, this salad is really elevated by the tarragon pesto. Tarragon is bittersweet and has an anise flavor (so if you're a fennel fan, this recipe is for you). The cheese in the pesto does mellow it, but it's still an unusual and wonderfully flavored pesto. It’s a bright and delicious combination of summer flavors!


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Easy Tomato Salad with Tarragon Pesto Ingredients

For this tomato salad recipe you’ll need a few ingredients.

  • 1 pound mix heirloom tomatoes, sliced

  • 1/4 cup & 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 3/4 cup fresh tarragon

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil

  • 1/2 cup shredded pecorino

  • 1/4 cup pine nuts


How to Make this Easy Tomato Salad

This salad is easy to assemble! Follow these simple instructions:

  • Marinate the tomatoes. Place the tomatoes, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 teaspoon of salt, and pepper in a large bowl and stir to combine. Let the tomatoes marinate for at least half an hour.

  • Make the pesto. Combine the tarragon, basil, pecorino, and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a food processor. Blitz to combine and till coarsely chopped.

  • Toast the pine nuts. Toast the pine nuts in a small skillet over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly browned.

  • Assemble the salad. Combine the tomatoes, pesto, and pine nuts on a large platter. Serve & enjoy!


Easy Tomato Salad with Tarragon Pesto | This Healthy Table

I hope you enjoy this delicious and easy tomato salad with tarragon pesto. I'm sure it will be one of your summer favorites as well! 


salad, vegetarian
salad, side dish
Mediterranean
Yield: 4 side salad servings

Easy Tomato Salad with Tarragon Pesto

This salad has bright, juicy tomatoes, marinated in olive oil and topped with a basil tarragon pesto and toasted pine nuts.

prep time: 30 minscook time: 5 minstotal time: 35 mins

ingredients

  • 1 pound mix heirloom tomatoes, sliced 
  • 1/4 cup & 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup fresh tarragon
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil 
  • 1/2 cup shredded pecorino 
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts 

instructions

  1. Place the tomatoes, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 teaspoon of salt, and pepper in a large bowl and stir to combine. Let the tomatoes marinate for at least half an hour. 
  2. Combine the tarragon, basil, pecorino, and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a food processor. Blitz to combine and till coarsely chopped. 
  3. Toast the pine nuts in a small skillet over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly browned. 
  4. Combine the tomatoes, pesto, and pine nuts on a large platter. Serve & enjoy!

calories

321

fat (grams)

30

carbs (grams)

9

protein (grams)

5

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