Heirloom tomato salad with feta and pistachios is the ultimate summer tomato salad. Sweet heirloom (or heritage) wedges are plated with feta and fresh basil, then drizzled with a light, lemon and pistachio dressing.

Pouring dressing onto a platter of sliced tomatoes with pistachios, feta and fresh basil

Heirloom tomatoes are one of my favorite produce items of the season and it is rare for me to not pick up some this gorgeous bounty when I am at the farmers market or store.

It’s the varying colors (along with their sweet flavor) that really draw me to them. Look at the red and yellow running through the one in the picture below. How pretty is that?

A closeup of a juicy, red and yellow heirloom tomato with chopped basil, feta and pistachios

I think the more variety of color of heirlooms used the better the presentation. I like to mix it up by using various sizes and mixing in really small heirlooms that come in the plastic tubs.

This salad was the perfect side dish for grilled key lime shrimp that I made last week and I’ve made this meal twice since because we just can’t get enough and I know that heirloom season will be over soon.

Grilled key lime shrimp is fast and easy meat free alternative that can be served as an appetizer or the protein in any main meal.

All the flavors of this Heirloom tomato salad with feta and pistachios  marry so well together. The salty, tangy feta with the freshness of basil along with the slight sweetness from the dressing and to finish with a crunch from the pistachios, it’s a party in your mouth.

The dressing is unique, in the fact that there are toasted, chopped pistachios in there.

An overhead view of the yellow, orange and red tomatoes on a round plate with feta cheese and ribbons of basil

As well as a perfect side dish, this salad would be also perfect as an appetizer or snack. I know I can eat it just about anytime.

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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Feta and Pistachios

Multi-color sliced tomatoes on a round white plate topped with toasted pistachios, feta and fresh basil

Sweet heirloom wedges are plated with feta and fresh basil then drizzled with a light, lemon and pistachio dressing.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • Juice of 3 large lemons
  • 2 teaspoons fresh basil, chopped plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Small pinch ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup (78 ml) olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted, shelled pistachios
  • 1 pound (453 grams) heirloom tomatoes


  1. Add the lemon juice, basil, honey, salt, pepper and olive oil to a jar or container with lid. Shake with the lid on and set aside.
  2. Add the pistachios to a skillet and heat over medium-low heat. Toast, turning often until fragrant and browned, remove from the pan to a small bowl to cool. Once cooled, chop. Add the pistachios to the lemon dressing.
  3. Cut the tomatoes into wedges and arrange on a serving plate and pour over the dressing. Crumble the feta and sprinkle the chopped basil over the tomatoes and serve.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

4 ounces

Amount Per Serving Calories 245Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 0mgSodium 177mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 3gSugar 16gProtein 2g