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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Capers and Feta - GF and Vegan

This heirloom tomato salad starts with flavorful tomatoes bursting with ripeness. Then enhance them by a dressing with tart balsamic vinegar and capers. Garnish with feta cheese for a beautiful and flavorful side with almost no prep. 
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword easy recipe, easy salad, farm to table, feta, fresh produce, heirloom tomatoes, summer salad, tomato salad, vegan option
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Beth Allingham


  • 2 heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 ½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons capers
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, optional
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil chopped, or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, optional or chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
  • Black pepper freshly ground, to taste
  • Feta about 1 ounce, broken into chunks


  • Combine the ingredients except for the feta cheese and the tomatoes and let sit for the flavors to meld, at least while you are preparing the tomatoes and the feta.
  • After removing the tough cores of the tomatoes, slice or wedge the heirloom tomatoes and arrange on a plate or bowl according to your preference. Place the feta on the salad.
  • Taste the dressing, add salt if needed, then drizzle the dressing over the salad and serve.


Serving size is approximate because heirloom tomatoes vary so much in size. This quantity (which was one half each of 4 medium to large tomatoes) was enough to serve 2, but if you planned it to be your main feature at a light meal, it could be a serving for one.