An Easy Fresh Tomato Salad with Whipped Feta Cheese


September 14, 2020

The House Magazine

A close up overhead view of a white serving platter with a green rim and dark speckles holding sliced tomatoes of various sizes and colors that has been garnished with cherry tomatoes still attached to the vine and with white whipped cheese in the center. A dark gray and cream checkered napkin is next to the platter with a vintage fork.

This recipe was created as a part The House of Perez Salad on Sundays series.

We were forced into harvest season in Wyoming last week after experiencing frost and snow and this tomato salad recipe was a result of it! It came so early this year, but I was able to snatch up the best of our tomatoes before the chill set in. This salad is an amazing way to enjoy these fruits fresh off the vine. And this simple whipped feta recipe adds the perfect amount of salty, tangy goodness. Make this one in minutes and set it out as something for guests or young impatient kiddos waiting for the main meal.


An Easy Fresh Tomato Salad with Whipped Feta Cheese

A quick and easy fresh tomato salad paired with a salty, tangy whipped feta. It’s an amazing way to enjoy tomatoes straight off the vine and the perfect salad to serve while your guests or kiddos wait for the main meal. 

  • Author: Kacey Perez
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Side Dish


  • 23 heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 C cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 3/4 C feta cheese
  • 1/4 C whole milk
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh herbs for garnish


  1. Slice your tomatoes and add to your serving tray or platter.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to a food processor or blender. Blend until all the ingredients are completely mixed and the cheese has reached a smooth consistency. If the cheese is too thick, add a bit more milk. 
  3. Add the cheese to the platter, drizzle with olive oil and freshly crack pepper for garnish.
  4. To garnish the entire salad, add soft herbs of your choice to the tomatoes. 
  5. Serve immediately, or store in a refrigerator until ready to serve that day.


You can make the whipped feta a day or two in advance. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator. You can slice and store the tomatoes for a few hours before serving. Lay the sliced tomatoes flat, and covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve. 

Keywords: salad, salad on sundays, summer salad, tomato recipe

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How to Make This Summer Tomato Salad

We planted a variety of tomatoes this year and it was fun to combine them to create this fresh summer salad. There are no other vegetables or leafy greens in this recipe, but it’s a great way to enjoy something so seasonal. Start by rinsing the tomatoes and sharpening a good knife. To create a base on my serving platter, I started with the Heirloom tomatoes and sliced them to about  ¼” thick. Layer those on the plate. Then, thinly slice the smaller tomato varieties and layer them on top of the Heirlooms. Add the whipped feta, sprinkle some flaky sea salt and fresh herbs, crack some pepper and drizzle everything with your favorite olive oil. Serve it on up!

Whipped Feta Recipe

I love the tang of flavor this whipped feta recipe adds to this salad. I also love that you just throw everything into a blender or food processor to make it! With the feta, I add whole milk (or whatever milk you would like), a little bit of olive oil, a little pinch of salt and a good crack of pepper. Whip everything up until it is completely mixed and add it to you serving platter with the tomatoes. I like top mine off with some more olive oil and freshly cracked pepper for garnish.

An extremely close up view of a variety of sliced tomatoes of different colors and sizes surrounding a white cheese that has been drizzled with olive oil and garnished with cracked pepper.

Tomato Salad Herbs

The beauty about this tomato salad – it’s a blank canvas. Virtually any soft herb would pair really well with the flavors both from the tomatoes and the whipped feta. Fresh basil would be my first choice, however mint, parsley and even dill would be tasty.

An angled close up view of a speckled platter with a green rim holding sliced heirloom tomatoes and cherry tomatoes garnished with small cherry tomatoes still attached to the vine. Creamy cheese with a drizzle of olive oil is in the center of the plate.

Can You Make Tomato Salad in Advance

Here’s my advice for this recipe – you can slice and assemble the tomatoes in advance as long as you keep them chilled, but I would recommend serving it the day of to avoid losing that beautiful fresh tomato flavor. What you can make a few days before you are ready to serve is the whipped feta. Prepare that portion of this recipe and store it in an airtight container. Remove it from the refrigerator slightly before you are ready to serve to let it soften a but. That way it’s easy to spread onto the tomatoes!

A close up overhead view of sliced tomatoes on a speckled platter with a green rim garnished with cherry tomatoes still attached to the vine, creamy cheese, cracked pepper and the platter is holding a vintage serving spoon.