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Mediterranean Tomato Salad #BlakesPairing

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Thank you to Blake’s All Natural Foods for sponsoring this post, inspiring me to share my recipe for Mediterranean Tomato Salad. All opinions are mine.
Mediterranean Tomato Salad #BlakesPairingIf you’re swimming in tomatoes like I am, this Mediterranean Tomato Salad recipe may be just the thing you need to serve today! This gorgeous salad is not only beautiful to look at, it’s a delicious addition to most any meal. The flavors of garden-ripened tomatoes, fresh feta cheese, and kalamata olives blend together perfectly and the salad comes together very quickly – making it an easy side dish for busy nights.

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Mediterranean Tomato Salad


Here’s the recipe for my delicious salad, so you can try it out, too!

Mediterranean Tomato Salad

Mediterranean Tomato Salad


For the Salad

  • 4 cups garden grown, assorted tomatoes, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1-2 seeded & sliced banana peppers {optional, if you'd like a little spiciness}
  • 1 seeded & sliced sweet pepper
  • 1/4 cup red onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup good quality feta cheese, crumbled {preferably cheese that has been stored in liquid}

Salad Dressing

  • 1/4 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Real salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 TBS fresh basil, cut in ribbons


  1. Combine olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper, and either shake to combine in a lidded jar, or whisk in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Combine tomatoes, peppers, onions, olives, and feta cheese and stir gently to combine.
  3. Drizzle dressing over salad and top with basil ribbons.
  4. Enjoy!

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Salad Notes:

I think an assortment of different colored tomatoes looks and taste great! I used yellow tomatoes, black krim tomatoes, yellow pear tomatoes, riesentraube grape tomatoes, and brandywine tomatoes too! You can use whatever you have on hand – but mealy tomatoes from the grocery store will not result in a good salad, so either grow your own or buy some beauties at the local farmer’s market.

I visited Greece when I was 22 and fell instantly in love with their version of a Greek “salad.” It was basically a couple slices of tomatoes and cucumber served with a huge chunk of feta cheese! Delish! This salad is heavier on tomatoes than feta, but it was inspired by my trip to Athens during my college years.

Finally, if you’d like to add cucumber, I think it would be a great addition to this salad as well. I don’t have any in my garden right now, or I would have added some myself. 😀

So, people either seem to love tomatoes, or hate them. What about you? Many thanks to Blake’s All Natural Food for asking me to create this salad recipe!

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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long time green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.


    • blankRhonda says

      Its absolutely delicious! Doesn’t use cheese for the gravy, thank god. In fact, hubby is just on his way to Whole Foods to get me some!

  1. blankDavid says

    I have never tried these. I just did a search with the store locator and saw that they are sold at my local Target. I want to try the upside down chicken and waffle pie.

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