A recipe for Tomato Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing! This easy salad is a wonderful way to highlight ripe summer tomatoes with a light lemony dressing.
This is the first year I have actually had success growing my own tomatoes! The past two years I have attempted to grow the tomato plants in my garden, but the overabundance of sand in our backyard was not helpful. I tried growing the plants in containers this year and finally got the hang of it!
The plants have been producing a ton the past couple of weeks and I have been trying to find new ways of using the tomatoes. I found this simple Lemon Dijon Dressing to top tomato slices and it is perfect for a light salad. I made the dressing in advance and stored it in the refrigerator until I was ready to use it. Make sure to stir the dressing before pouring, since it will separate a little as it sits.
I used Lemon Boy and German Queen tomatoes from my garden, but you can use whatever you have available.
Looking for more recipes featuring tomatoes?
- Cherry Tomato Mozzarella Salad
- Farro Salad with Kale and Roasted Tomatoes
- Domatosoupa Me Kritharaki (Greek Tomato Soup with Orzo)
Tomato Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing Recipe
Adapted from Daily Squeeze
Tomato Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing
- 1/4 cup lemon juice ~1 1/2 lemons
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste about a pinch of each
- 4 medium tomatoes sliced (~1/4 inch thick)
- Basil leaves for garnish
- Lemon slices for garnish
- In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- On a serving platter or among individual plates, arrange the tomato slices. Alternate the slices if the tomatoes are different colors.
- Whisk the salad dressing briefly to re-incorporate and pour over the tomato slices.
- Serve immediately garnished with basil leaves and lemon slices.