Avocado and Heirloom Tomato Salad


Total Time:

10 minutes



Happy Wednesday!! I’ve been waiting for the right moment to bring out this mega salad and today’s the day. Welcome Avocado and Heirloom Tomato Salad!!

Avocado and Heirloom Tomato Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

I’ve never been one to wait for permission, but now that it’s officially spring, I’m planning on doing some backyard / picnic / outside / park style entertaining ALL THE TIME. There’s nothing better than an outdoor soiree and big giant boards full of food like this Avocado and Heirloom Tomato Salad. Just prep all your ingredients, arrange them on a gorgeous board, and let you guests go to town. Between this and the Bruschetta bar, it really doesn’t get any better!!

If you really wanted to up the ante you could add some fresh mozz!!

Avocado and Heirloom Tomato Salad

A mega salad board that's perfect for summer backyard entertaining.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish, Salad
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 -8 servings


  • 3 large tomatoes heirloom and regular
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes heirloom and regular
  • ¼ red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • freshly torn basil
  • freshly torn mint
  • Maldon sea salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • Drizzled red wine vinegar
  • Olive oil


  • Slice the tomatoes in thick pieces and cut the cherry tomatoes into halves. Arrange on a large platter or in a bowl and add the red onion and avocado along with the herbs on top.
  • Drizzle with a tablespoon or so of olive oil and and bit of red wine vinegar,
  • Season with salt and pepper and enjoy.

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking

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  2. Heather Christo

    really pretty- I can’t wait until we have fresh tomatoes!

  3. Julie @ Table for Two

    This is gorgeous!!! It’s snowing here on the first day of Spring 🙁 I could use this salad in my kitchen today to put a smile on my face!

  4. Jenny Flake

    Oh this salad is soooo calling my name today. Thank heavens for Spring, I am ready!!

  5. LoveCompassionateLee

    We have a few more cold winter-like days in my region. However as soon as the warm weather and sunny days arrive, I will be enjoying this refreshing salad. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Gaby. Happy Saturday 🙂


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    So excited about Spring! Your beautiful salad is the perfect intro!!!

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    I know I shouldn’t be shocked by now that you are THE AVOCADO MAVEN, but this looks absolutely amazing, and it’s making my smoothie lunch seem positively lackluster. Want want want! <3

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    I want to eat this beauty all spring and summer long!!!

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    Good food requires a lot of vegetables. I like the tomato salad

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  16. Monika

    I can’t wait for our weather to warm up so I can have this on repeat!

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  19. Georgina Phillips

    5 stars
    This recipe is insanely delicious!! The flavours are incredible. Make sure you make the cilantro vinaigrette which is not shown on the same recipe. You can find it on Gaby’s website though.

    This is so quick and easy, beautiful to look at and flavourful. I am going to make this a staple this summer. Thanks Gaby!