Tomato Salad with Mustard Bacon Dressing

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     The sun is shining, pools are open, school is closed and it is finally SUMMER! Nothing screams hot summer fun more than a classic tomato salad.

    Tomato Salad with Mustard Bacon Dressing is the ultimate summer side dish. Make it ahead in a snap for any summer party or BBQ. 

     

    Tomato Salad with Mustard Bacon Dressing is the ultimate summer side dish using lush tomatoes, avocado mozzarella basil. Make it ahead for any party or BBQ. #tomatosalad #tomatorecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

     

    Tomato salad is amplified with the addition of mozzarella, avocado and… MUSTARD! All my foodie friends know about my obsession with salt, well, I also have an obsession with mustard. I’d call it my secret weapon, but it really isn’t that secret.

     

    Tomato Salad with Mustard Bacon Dressing is the ultimate summer side dish using lush tomatoes, avocado mozzarella basil. Make it ahead for any party or BBQ. #tomatosalad #tomatorecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

     

    Regardless of the season, you’ll always find “yellow” in my fridge. During the hot summer months, French’s® Classic Yellow Mustard is used in nearly every meal.

     

    Tomato Salad with Mustard Bacon Dressing is the ultimate summer side dish using lush tomatoes, avocado mozzarella basil. Make it ahead for any party or BBQ. #tomatosalad #tomatorecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

     

    Not just for hamburgers and hot dogs, yellow mustard can be used to punch up sauces, dressings, marinades and more.

     

    French’s® Classic Yellow Mustard is made with better-for-you ingredients so you can feel good about using its smooth, tangy flavor for everyday dishes, especially summer dishes!

     

    Tomato Salad with Mustard Bacon Dressing is the ultimate summer side dish using lush tomatoes, avocado mozzarella basil. Make it ahead for any party or BBQ. #tomatosalad #tomatorecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

     

    All your friends and family will rave over your entertaining gravitas. Don’t worry, you can tell them the secret to your zesty dishes. It’s French’s®.

     

    In addition to mustard and BBQs,  sweet ripe tomatoes also embody the summer months. I live in a city and small container gardens aren’t large enough to produce the volume of tomatoes I tend to go through.

     

    Tomato Salad with Mustard Bacon Dressing is the ultimate summer side dish using lush tomatoes, avocado mozzarella basil. Make it ahead for any party or BBQ. #tomatosalad #tomatorecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

     

    I have to smell the sweet scent of summer tomatoes at the farmer’s market. I buy a giant bag of topsy, curvy, misshapen and multicolored heirloom tomatoes every week.

     

    And every week I make some variation of tomato salad. For my Mustard Bacon dressing, tomatoes with ripe avocado, juicy mozzarella balls and fragrant basil pair perfectly. Complimentary flavors for any summer BBQ or party, especially 4th of July!

     

    Tomato Salad with Mustard Bacon Dressing is the ultimate summer side dish using lush tomatoes, avocado mozzarella basil. Make it ahead for any party or BBQ. #tomatosalad #tomatorecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

     

    Whether you are hosting a party, attending one, preparing a meal for the family or a whole crew, this tomato salad recipe is for you. This summer salad can be served chilled or room temperature. The salad itself, and the zesty mustard dressing, can be made ahead of time and assembled before serving.

     

    Tomato Salad with Mustard Bacon Dressing is the ultimate summer side dish using lush tomatoes, avocado mozzarella basil. Make it ahead for any party or BBQ. #tomatosalad #tomatorecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    Pair your summer Tomato Salad with these grilled recipes, all perfect for your holiday BBQ menu!

     

    Tomato Salad with Mustard Bacon Dressing is the ultimate summer side dish using lush tomatoes, avocado mozzarella basil. Make it ahead for any party or BBQ. #tomatosalad #tomatorecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    5 from 6 votes
    Tomato Salad with Mustard Bacon Dressing is the ultimate summer side dish using lush tomatoes, avocado mozzarella basil. Make it ahead for any party or BBQ. #tomatosalad #tomatorecipes www.savoryexperiments.com
    Tomato Salad with Bacon Mustard Dressing
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    25 mins
     

    Tomato Salad with Mustard Bacon Dressing is the ultimate summer side dish using lush tomatoes, avocado mozzarella basil. Make it ahead for any party or BBQ.

    Course: Salad, Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: tomato avocado salad, tomato mozzarella salad, tomato salad
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 193 kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    Ingredients
    Tomato Salad:
    • 6 large heirloom tomatoes , stems removed and cut into eighths
    • 1 avocado , pitted and cubed
    • ¼ cup basil leaves , separated
    • ½ cup small mozzarella balls
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • ½ teaspoon Maldon sea salt
    Mustard Bacon Dressing:
    • ½ cup bacon , cooked and chopped
    • ½ cup red wine vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons French’s® Classic Yellow Mustard
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
    Instructions
    1. Toss together cut heirloom tomatoes, avocado and mozzarella balls. Top with basil leaves, black pepper and Maldon sea salt. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
    2. In a small sauce pan, combine cooked bacon, red wine vinegar, French’s® Classic Yellow Mustard, brown sugar and fine sea salt. Bring to a low simmer, stirring until sugar has dissolved and all ingredients incorporate.
    3. Remove and place in an airtight container until ready to serve. If longer than an hour, refrigerate. Remove from the refrigerator 15-20 minutes before serving to come to temperature.
    4. When ready to serve, spoon mustard bacon dressing over tomato salad. Serve.
    5. Make sure to come back and leave us a comment and rating after you've tried this recipe! 

    Nutrition Facts
    Tomato Salad with Bacon Mustard Dressing
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 193 Calories from Fat 108
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 12g 18%
    Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    Cholesterol 6mg 2%
    Sodium 715mg 30%
    Potassium 702mg 20%
    Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
    Sugars 11g
    Protein 5g 10%
    Vitamin A 33.8%
    Vitamin C 37.1%
    Calcium 8.1%
    Iron 5.9%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    For more information on how to incorporate French’s® Classic Yellow Mustard into your summer cooking, visit www.frenchs.com and follow the #frenchs hashtag on social media.

     

    Tomato Salad with Mustard Bacon Dressing is the ultimate summer side dish using lush tomatoes, avocado mozzarella basil. Make it ahead for any party or BBQ. #tomatosalad #tomatorecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    Tomato Salad with Mustard Bacon Dressing is the ultimate summer side dish using lush tomatoes, avocado mozzarella basil. Make it ahead for any party or BBQ. #tomatosalad #tomatorecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

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