Tomato Salad with Peach and Basil Vinaigrette

Made with three of my very favorite summer flavors, this Tomato Salad with Peach and Basil Vinaigrette will thrill your taste buds.

Tomato Salad with Peach and Basil Vinaigrette | Summer on a plate!

Tomato Salad with Peach and Basil Vinaigrette

This is my kind of heaven on a plate. Ripe juicy tomato slices were drizzled with a light, sweet vinaigrette chock full of succulent chopped peaches and basil. When Kristen announced that this month’s Improv Challenge ingredients were peaches and herbs, I thought of doing a peach quick bread with some added thyme…but then a recipe for peach vinaigrette from Southern Living appeared in my inbox. This Tomato Salad with Peach and Basil Vinaigrette was meant to be.Tomato Salad with Peach and Basil Vinaigrette | Summer on a plate!

Tips for the Best Results

Be sure to use the best of the best produce…I purchased these beefy tomatoes and Georgia peaches at our local produce stand. Grocery store tomatoes and canned peaches just wouldn’t do this recipe justice. I tweaked the recipe a bit…replacing the white balsamic vinegar with champagne vinegar and the brown sugar with white. With such a small amount of olive oil, the dressing had quite a tang, but it’s offset by the additional sugar and the sweet peach chunks. Add some fresh mozzarella and you’ve got a meal…so perfect for a sultry July meal. And it’s gorgeous to boot. I will make this Tomato Salad with Peach and Basil Vinaigrette again and again! It’s the epitome of summer on a plate.

Tomato Salad with Peach and Basil Vinaigrette | Summer on a plate!


Tomato Salad with Peach and Basil Vinaigrette

Serves 4-6 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins

An unusual, delectable salad inspired by Southern Living


  • 4-5 tomatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1/3 cup champagne vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large peach, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil


  1. Whisk together vinegar, garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper. Slowly whisk in olive oil, then stir in peaches and basil. Arrange tomato slices on a platter. Drizzle dressing over tomatoes and serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 132kcal Calories from fat 64
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 14g
Protein 2g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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  1. I totally agree, that is heaven on a plate. I love fresh from the garden tomato salads. That lovely dressing would just add to the wonderful-ness of the dish.

  2. Beautiful salad Liz!! We aren’t quite into tomato and peach season yet but I can’t wait to make this.
    Sultry July you say? We are in a crazy heat wave over here – whew!!! Bring on the summer salads.

  3. Beautiful Liz! I bet the peaches round out the tomatoes so well! And I can see using this on any number of my salads…..or maybe even a marinade for chicken? Great recipe! Glad this found it’s way into your inbox and onto our tables! : )

  4. petal and plume says:

    so fresh, such brilliant flavours! way to use the summer’s bounty!

  5. Helene D'souza says:

    Salad with local produce and then such a vibrant one. I d enjoy every single bite, but I ll have to wait to get to peaches. Thanks for sharing Liz! 🙂

  6. Miss Messy says:

    Peach and basil vinaigrette sounds amazing! I have peaches I need to use! 🙂

  7. This is a gorgeous salad Liz! I love the combination of tomato and peach not to mention how pretty it looks. Delicious!

  8. I never would have thought to pair peaches with tomatoes; now I have to try it! I love that you used champagne vinegar. It’s my favorite.

  9. That Peach vinaigrette is something…looks so good. This is such a simple and beautiful salad Liz.

  10. This is all that love about summer!! wonderful fresh, elegant, delicious food – fabulous vinaigrette
    Mary x

  11. Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen says:

    Looks so fresh and yummy!

  12. Oh this is a lovely vinaigrette, I adore peaches. I would see this with pork too!

  13. Beautiful summery salad, those tomatoes look so good!

  14. Sounds like something I would really enjoy and your tomatoes are gorgeous! Still waiting on the good ones here:@)

  15. These flavors seem to work perfectly together. Nice pairing!

  16. Oh yum! When its stupidly hot out (like today where its 105) this is the perfect meal for me. If only I could convince the husband to like tomatoes…

  17. Yum, peach and basil!

  18. That is so easy to make and when the ingredients are wonderfully fresh – nothing can beat it.

  19. Deanna Segrave-Daly says:

    I saw your photo on Google+ and wanted to take a bite right off of the screen. THIS is what summer is all about to me – I could eat this tomato salad every day with beautiful Jersey tomatoes and never get sick of it. So glad you got that Southern Living email! 🙂

  20. It certainly is gorgeous and different. You have a knack for taking simple ingredients and turning them into something fantastic.

  21. Lizzy,
    Your salad looks gorgeous! I would love it with mozzarella too. I don’t normally add sweet ingredients to my salads, so this would be a wonderful change.

  22. Hotly Spiced says:

    I love the look of this. It’s great to make the most of stone fruit while it’s available – I miss it and can’t wait for our next season. I love the sound of the peaches in the dressing xx

  23. So good! I just did a bread salad with the same ingredients last night from a recipe from the Wall Street Journal. Summer at its best!

  24. So seasonal, fresh and appetizing!

  25. Love the idea of incorporating the peaches in the vinaigrette. I love fresh meals like this!

  26. Beautiful salad Liz! It’s definitely my kind of heaven on a plate too! I love garden fresh tomatoes and can’t wait until we start getting local peaches to make this salad 🙂 It looks incredible!

  27. Wow this sounds awesome! I’ve been obsessed with tomato salads for summer (and even just posted a simple one with balsamic and feta). I’ve never thought to mix tomato with peaches…I’ll have to try it next time we grill something and want a fresh side!

  28. what a splendid idea! love how vibrant yours looks

  29. I found this month’s Improv to be a true challenge. I’d NEVER thought to combine peaches with any sort of herb. I love the peach and basil salad dressing that you’ve come up with! Very creative!

  30. Those Southerners certainly have a flair for showing off their juicy peaches. And you have upped the ante Liz with the addition of champagne vinegar and brown sugar. Love the flower pattern of the tomatoes on the plate accented with the peach gems =)

  31. Simple, fresh and delicious .

  32. Oh my goodness! That vinaigrette look amazing! I can practically taste it. Lovely!

  33. Ripe Red Perfection 🙂 I Love. xx

  34. Now I’m really wish I hadn’t finished off that flat of peaches yesterday! All of these wonderful peach recipes are killing me. Love this salad, but I especially love the vinaigrette. I can see that served over some massaged kale. Love this peach and herb challenge!

  35. Ooh I love the combination of peach and tomato I would have never would have thought of that. Great vibrant colors too! 🙂

  36. Yum!! Looks and sounds wonderful, Lizzy! Sorry I’ve been MIA; not been well for a few weeks.

  37. This looks so yummy. How much olive oil do you usually put in?


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