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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Bacon & Tomato-Dill Dressing

Total Time
20 min
20 min
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Fresh, sweet-smelling tomatoes take center stage in this height-of-summer salad that is sure to convert even the professed tomato-averse eaters among us. Heirloom tomatoes come in a variety of colors, textures, shapes, and sizes. Use a mix of big round ones in multiple colors and a few smaller varieties like cherry tomatoes to give this salad a pleasing mix of flavors. The savory turkey bacon is a welcome counterpoint. You can make the tomato-infused dressing a few hours in advance, if you’d like, and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you’re ready to assemble the salad.


Fresh tomato(es)

1 large, round, red, heirloom, seeded, roughly chopped

Extra virgin olive oil

1½ Tbsp

Dijon Mustard

1 tsp

Sherry vinegar

1 tsp

Table salt

¼ tsp

Black pepper

½ tsp, freshly ground


2 Tbsp, fresh, chopped (plus extra sprigs for garnish)

Minced garlic

½ tsp, or more to taste

Fresh tomato(es)

3½ pound(s), mixed heirloom varieties

Cooked turkey bacon

5 slice(s), crisp


  1. To make dressing, put 1 large red tomato, oil, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper in a blender; puree until fairly smooth (don’t blend to a complete purée). Pour vinaigrette into a small bowl; stir in dill and garlic.
  2. When ready to serve, cut big tomatoes into 1/4-inch-thick slices; halve or quarter small tomatoes. Arrange tomatoes on a serving platter; drizzle with dressing. Crumble bacon over top; garnish with dill.
  3. Serving size: 1 heaping cup tomatoes and 2 Tbsp dressing