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a platter filled with heirloom tomato salad with buttermilk-basil dressing
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Tomato Salad with Buttermilk-Basil Dressing

A simple yet elegant heirloom tomato salad with lots of fresh basil and a creamy buttermilk dressing!
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 121kcal


  • 3 large heirloom tomatoes sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 c basil leaves
  • olive oil for drizzling

Basil-Buttermilk Dressing:

  • 1/2 c buttermilk
  • 1 c full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 c loosely packed basil leaves
  • 1/2 small shallot
  • 1 clove garlic
  • salt and pepper


  • In a blender or food processor pulse together the yogurt, buttermilk, basil leaves, shallot, and garlic until smooth and pourable. Taste and season as needed with salt and pepper.
  • Arrange the sliced tomatoes and cherry tomatoes on a platter. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Pour the buttermilk-basil dressing over the tomatoes and top with the fresh basil leaves. Serve immediately!


Buttermilk Basil dressing can be made up to three days ahead of time. Store in the refrigerator in a jar with a tight-fitting lid.


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 824mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1455IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 1mg