Tomato Salads

Tomato salads are versatile, quick and very simple to create. You might be wondering why I am showing a picture of herbs with tomato recipes. To me, tomatoes simply “go” with herbs and olive oil. These three salads show you this in a variety of ways.

Almost Caprese Salad

Almost Caprese Salad

Be sure to use extra-virgin olive oil, avocado, olives or another source of healthy fat to be able to absorb lycopene, which is a fat-soluble nutrient. Lycopene is the red-pigmented antioxidant in tomatoes that is associated with lowering LDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood clotting. Diets high in lycopene is associated with reduced risk of heart disease, prostate cancer, cervical cancer, and possibly idiopathic male infertility.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 red onion
  • 4 organic tomatoes
  • 1 handful organic basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Black pepper and iodized sea salt

Instructions

  1. Finely chop onion and place in mixing bowl.
  2. Dice tomatoes and add to mixing bowl.
  3. Mince basil and garlic and add to mixing bowl.
  4. Mix vegetables and herbs together.
  5. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  6. Mix and season with pepper and salt as you like.

Nutrition Details

Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan

http://www.nourishingresults.com/tomato-salads/
 
Grain-Free Tabouli Salad

Grain-Free Tabouli Salad

While red tomatoes may contain higher absolute levels of lycopene, yellow and orange tomatoes have a form of lycopene that is easier to absorb. Take home point: all tomatoes rock!

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch organic parsley
  • 4 green onions
  • 2 organic tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 leaves organic romaine lettuce
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Black pepper and iodized salt.

Instructions

  1. Chop parsley and green onions. Place in mixing bowl.
  2. Dice tomatoes and add to the bowl.
  3. Mince garlic and add to the bowl.
  4. Chop lettuce and add to bowl.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice.
  6. Season with pepper and salt as you like.

Nutrition Details

Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan

http://www.nourishingresults.com/tomato-salads/

Mediterranean Herb Salad

Mediterranean Herb Salad

You may have heard recommendations to avoid tomatoes because they are in the nightshade vegetable family. Nightshade vegetables contain the naturally occurring food chemical, solanine. This is why diets need to be individualized. A power food for one could be toxic for another. Please contact me if you have questions regarding nightshade vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 3 organic tomatoes
  • 3 organic green bell peppers
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 small handful basil leaves
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Black pepper and iodized sea salt

Instructions

  1. Dice tomatoes, bell peppers and onions and place in mixing bowl.
  2. Mince basil and thyme; add to mixing bowl.
  3. Add olives to mixing bowl.
  4. Mix vegetables together.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil.
  6. Mix and season with pepper and salt as you like.

Nutrition Details

Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan

http://www.nourishingresults.com/tomato-salads/

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