I made this delicious summer salad a few weeks ago on our Instagram stories and so many of you loved it, which is why I decided to share the full recipe right here for you.

This heirloom tomato salad is quite simple to toss together. I’m a fan of the orange heirlooms because they are so sweet, but you can use any color tomato you desire. I’ve also used pecans to give this salad a touch of sweetness; however, feel free to use walnuts or sunflower seeds if you’d like more of a savory salad.

Lastly, the tahini drizzle is quite simple and so delicious. I love adding a dose of healthy fats to my recipes to keep me satisfied and to add a nice touch of robust flavor. Here is the brand of tahini I suggest using, although you can make your own tahini by toasting sesame seeds and then placing them in a food processor until they form a creamy paste.





Heirloom Tomato Salad with Tahini Drizzle
Serves: 2

A simple, warm salad made with fresh heirloom tomatoes, sauteed dandelion greens, and a creamy tahini dressing - all naturally gluten- and dairy-free, of course!

Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree


  • 1 head dandelion greens thinly sliced and ends trimmed
  • 1 drizzle extra-virgin olive oil
  • sea salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 large heirloom tomatoes sliced
  • 1 large yellow summer squash diced
  • 1 handful fresh parsley torn
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini well stirred
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin


  1. Sautee the dandelion greens in a large skillet with the olive oil, stirring often, over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until wilted and tender. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and transfer to a serving platter.

  2. Add tomatoes, squash and parsley on top of the dandelion greens.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the tahini and cumin with sea salt and pepper to taste, and drizzle over the tomato salad. Add another pinch of sea salt and a few twists of freshly ground pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.

  4. Store leftovers in a sealed glass container for up to 2 days in the refrigerator.

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  1. Mmm thank you for the reminder of salads with raw and cooked components.. I LOVE sautéed dandelion greens. Pinning for tomorrow!

  2. 4 stars
    Dear Amie,

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe. We are gonna definitely try this mouth-watering salad.

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