Quick Tomato Salad

Summer is my favorite season for many reasons, but one of the top reasons is…tomatoes! Here in Central Virginia we have Hanover tomatoes, which are the best of the best! I hit the farmers markets every Saturday morning on a mission to find the best tomatoes, from cherry to heirloom. They’re all so good!

This recipe popped up on my Pinterest timeline and immediately peaked my interest. See, here in the south, we only use Duke’s mayonnaise. It’s like a religion, especially because it’s made here. Lawd help me if I even thought about buying a different brand. It wouldn’t go over well. Plus I prefer the taste of Duke’s over others. Just personal preference. So ,when I saw this was a Duke’s Mayo recipe that was made by local chef Jason Alley, I had to give it a try.

If you like tomatoes and you like mayonnaise, it’s a must! Trust me when I say it is the perfect summer side salad for any meal or just to snack on! If you don’t like Duke’s (grasps pearls), use whatever mayo you like.


  • 3 lbs. tomatoes, preferably a mix of shapes and sizes
  • ¾ cup Duke’s Mayonnaise
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 7-8 basil leaves, chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Slice the tomatoes into various shapes and sizes
  2. Gently combine all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl
  3. Serve immediately

It’s that easy! It takes about 10 minutes to prepare and the reward is well worth it! The recipe says to serve immediately, but it’s still good after a little time in the fridge, so feel free to make it ahead of time.

Let me know in the comments what you think of the recipe! Also check out some other recipes at http://www.dukesmayo.com for more deliciousness!

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