Heirloom tomato salad with pistachios

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 4 portions

What's better than a fresh tomato salad the moment when they're ripe and in season? This salad is as simple as can be, with thin slices of heirloom tomatoes, sprinkled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, fragrant basil and chopped, toasted pistachios. Heirloom tomatoes, also known as heritage tomatoes, don't always look perfect, but they always make up for it in taste! They're generally larger and less uniform in shape than regular tomatoes, and they come in a variety of colours. Pick heirlooms for any dish where the tomato is the star, like this beautiful and easy summer salad.

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How It's Made


  • 6 heirloom tomatoes, preferably in a variety of colours
  • 2 stems of fresh basil
  • ½ cup of raw
  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt and ground pepper


  1. Cut the tomatoes in thin slices. Coarsely chop the larger leaves of basil but keep the smaller leaves intact. 
  2. In a small frying pan, dry roast the pistachios for 2 to 3 minutes and leave to cool before coarsely chopping. 
  3. On a plate, place the tomato slices and sprinkle the basil and pistachios on top of them. Lightly drizzle the olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the plate, and season with salt and pepper.
Marie Richer
Recipe By

Marie Richer

Marie’s passion for healthy, organic food is evident in everything she does. She specializes in vegan and raw cooking with a special focus on the nutritional wonders of nuts and dried fruits. We’d tell you to visit her website, but you’re already on it!