pickled red onion

Summer Heirloom Tomato and Nectarine Salad

Running With Forks Summer Heirloom Tomato and Nectarine Salad

You know that delicious groundbreaking salad that you start to see everywhere when the summer solstice hits? Yep, it deserves to shine.  So damn delicious, I am making it over and over again already, and maybe only forgetting the star of the show, basil, a handful of times.  (Gahhhh, without fail, I forget one ingredient - every. single. time.)

This salad is an incredibly simple and easy dish to throw together.  The perfect summer salad. Bring it to your next barbecue and eyes will light up, serve next to a simple grilled steak for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or serve straight up for lunch or a snack.  So worth it. 


Prep Time: 5 min  |  Total Time: 10 min  |  Serves: 4-6


  • 3 mixed heirloom tomatoes

  • 1/2 c baby heirloom or cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 2 ripe nectarines, thinly sliced

  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 c pickled red onions

  • 1/2 c fresh torn basil leaves or micro greens

  • olive oil

  • fresh cracked peppercorns

  • maldon sea salt


  1. Thinly slice 2 of the large heirloom tomatoes and quarter 1 heirloom tomato.

  2. On a platter, arrange tomatoes, mozzarella and nectarines.

  3. Drizzle entire salad with olive oil, a generous sprinkle of maldon sea salt and fresh cracked peppercorns. Let sit 5 minutes

  4. Arrange pickled red onions and basil on top and finish with additional salt and pepper. Voila, gorgeous!