Summer Tomato Salad with Feta


This is a summer tomato-feta salad recipe that uses peak tomatoes, gorgeous feta, and preserved lemon as an unexpected flavor to combine into a lovely, refreshing salad. this summer tomato-feta salad is a recipe for one, but can definitely be scaled up — or not! it’s totally okay to not share this recipe. make this salad with tomatoes from the farmer’s market!!

Summer Tomato Salad with Feta

Why this is the best summer tomato and feta salad recipe

  • Fresh tomatoes don’t need much.
  • Good tomatoes, fresh feta, and homemade preserved lemon are the perfect companions.

How to make a summer tomato salad, step by step

  1. Chop a few heirloom tomatoes into quarters, and then each quarter into thirds, so you have evenly sliced tomatoes.
  2. Chop feta — I like sheep’s milk feta — into 1/4″ cubes.
  3. Slice 1 tablespoon of preserved lemon into a mince.
  4. Chiffonade basil – which means, you take each leaf, roll it up like a cigar, then chop very finely vertically, so it forms long strips of basil.
  5. Combine all the above with flaky salt and good olive oil.

What seasoning does a tomato need?

Tips for making a really good summer tomato-feta salad

  • Use the best tomatoes you can find, from the farmer’s market ideally.
  • I like sheep’s milk feta more than regular feta!
  • If you don’t have preserved lemon, just do a squeeze of lemon at the end.
  • Taste and season as you go.
  • Add tuna at the end for a protein-packed, seasonal summer lunch!

Check out these other tomato recipe ideas:

delancey copycat tomato salad

Summer Tomato Salad with Feta

Mimi Newman
Summer Tomato Salad with Feta - recipe for one!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving


  • 1 big heirloom tomato
  • 1 oz of nice feta
  • 1/4 preserved lemon
  • 3-4 basil leaves
  • olive oil + vinegar + salt


  • Chop tomatoes/feta/lemon, chiffonade basil. combine
  • drizzle with oo + v + s
  • eat


You can scale as needed
Keyword heirloom tomato salad, summer salad, summer tomato salad, tomato feta salad
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