Heritage tomato salad

heritage tomato salad

Do you have a favorite vegetable? I have many but one of my favorite vegetables is tomatoes. I try to always have some at home. They are delicious on their own and with so many things, in a salsa, sliced on a sandwich, with cheese, hot, cold, I can’t name them all here.

One of the things that makes me really excited is heritage tomatoes. They come in so many colors and the flavor ranges from slightly tart to very sweet, just delicious.

I found some in a farm shop and bought a few. They have a beautiful skin.


green heritage tomato


heritage tomato


The colors were so beautiful I wanted to make a tomato salad. I went out in the garden and came back with a small bounty of baby broad beans, soft herbs and nasturtium.


Heritage tomato and watermelon salad 

preparation time 10 minutes 

cooking time 0 minutes 

serves 2 as a starter, 4 as a side dish


  • 3 tomatoes, cut in to 8th, core removed
  • red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 garlic clove, peeled and sliced thinly
  • dill
  • coriander
  • baby broad beans
  • nasturtium leaves and flower petals
  • basil leaves
  • watermelon, de seeded and sliced
  • olive oil

Place the tomatoes on a serving plate and add the remaining ingredients. I started by adding the onion, garlic, broad beans and basil leaves before adding the remaining ingredients.

Last add extra virgin olive oil and serve.


heritage tomato salad


heritage tomato salad


heritage tomato salad


Tomatoes and watermelon works really well together and the flavors of the herbs brought the salad together. It was the tomatoes that inspired me to make the salad and they were as delicious as they were beautiful.


It isn’t much cooking but as it is a taste of summer I am bringing this to the always lovely Angie’s Fiesta Friday!











18 Responses to “Heritage tomato salad”
  1. Becky Ellis says:

    Beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  2. Absolutely stunning imagery. Looks delish! 😍

    • petra08 says:

      hi Gail
      Thank you! The tomatoes were so beautiful I knew I had to make something that would show it off 🙂
      Have a great week ahead!

  3. What a stunning, eye-catching gorgeous presentation! Lovely ! However, I can’t see the watermelon nor the broad beans: where have you hidden them?

    • petra08 says:

      hi Jo
      Am glad you like it! The watermelon is nestled in the middle and the broad beans are just baby ones and scattered around like little green dots (they are more visible on the shot from above)! I love the combination of watermelon and tomatoes!
      Have a great week 🙂

  4. Monika says:

    This salad is beautifully presented Petra! I’ve never had watermelon and tomato in one dish but this flavour combination sounds really delicious:)

  5. That’s just beautiful! Can’t wait to have my own homegrown tomatoes! I grow heirloom varieties, too. Btw, no salt for the salad?

    • petra08 says:

      hi Angie
      Thank you so much! I wanted to find the green heirloom tomato to grow but couldn’t find it. I might try and save some seeds from actual tomatoes for next year! However that will turn out 🙂
      No salt this time but you are right, a sprinkle of sea salt would have been lovely! I think the flavours of the soft herbs distracted me!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

  7. chefkreso says:

    Looks so professional and amazing, the salad must be very fresh and flavourful!

    • petra08 says:

      hi Chef Kreso
      Thank you so much! The combination of watermelon and tomato is great and the soft herbs brings the salad together 🙂

  8. petra08 says:

    hi Martha
    Thank you for the re blog, I am glad you like it 🙂

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