Three-Tomato Salad

Three-Tomato Salad Recipe
Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Rose Nguyen
You can use all red tomatoes, such as a combination of cherry, plum, and beefsteak. But add other varieties and colors, when available, for a beautiful presentation.


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Stand: 3 Hours


1/2 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 large yellow or red tomato, sliced
2 plum tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 pt. cherry tomatoes, cut in half
16 green leaf lettuce leaves
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, and next 4 ingredients. Place tomatoes in a 2-qt. baking dish, and pour olive oil mixture over tomatoes. Cover and let stand 3 hours.

2. Place 2 lettuce leaves on each of 8 salad plates, and divide tomato mixture evenly among plates. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Jackie Guarisco, Port Allen, Louisiana,

Southern Living

March 2008
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