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Easy Tomato Salad with Tarragon Pesto

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This bright, easy tomato salad is topped with a basil tarragon pesto and toasted pine nuts. It’s truly delightful! This will be one of your favorite summer side dishes. 

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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What You’ll Need to Make this Salad

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 of 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!

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! 

Sometimes tarragon can be tricky to find, if it’s not at your grocery store you can buy tarragon on Amazon Fresh.


Yield: 4 side salad servings

Easy Tomato Salad with Tarragon Pesto

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 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

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 of 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. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 1213mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 8g
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