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Monday, April 22, 2013

Bloody Mary Tomato Salad

Here's a great idea for Mother's Day (or any day really...), Bloody Mary Tomato Salad. I can see this on a Brunch Buffet or at a fancy sit-down dinner. While warm from the vine seasonal tomatoes aren't available yet, cherry or grape tomatoes do offer good flavor. I used de-seeded plum tomatoes because,
say it with me now... That's what I had on hand-right:@)
What I did differently: Cut back the olive oil to 2 Tblsp, used a sweet onion and cider vinegar. This salad has a lot of big flavors, the horseradish is really great and I will be making this again.

Bloody Mary Tomato Salad-modified from Epicurious
1 C red onion, chopped-I used a Spanish onion
3 Tblsp sherry vinegar-I used cider vinegar
2 pounds cherry or grape tomatoes, halved-I used plum tomatoes
1 C chopped celery hearts
1/2 C chopped brined green olives
2 Tblsp olive brine
2 Tblsp prepared horseradish
1 Tblsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp hot pepper sauce
1/2 tsp celery seed
1/4 C extra virgin olive oil-I used 2 Tblsp
S&P to taste
Optional addition: 2 Tblsp Vodka-I saw this on another recipe
  1. Mix onion and 1 Tblsp vinegar. Let sit for 10 minutes, mixing often.
  2. Add veggies to onion.
  3. In separate bowl mix brine, horseradish, Worcestershire, hot sauce and celery seed. Slowly stream in olive oil.
  4. Mix with veggies, add S&P to taste, cover and chill. 
  5. Can be made up to 4 hours in advance.


  1. I wonder if it would be just as good with black olives. I don't like the green ones, but the black ones are OK with me. Hmmmm.
    It looks really delicious.

  2. Great salad Lynn and you are right about the tomatoes - the cherry and grape tomatoes are very dependable and good before the vine-ripened summer ones appear. I would be thrilled if someone made this salad for me for Mother's Day.

  3. Sounds delish! Thanks for sharing. : )

  4. Wow! This one will be on our table soon!


  5. Can't wait to try this one. Just marked it as a favorite so I can email it to my daughter. With summer coming I can see us eating this more than once.

  6. Wow, this is a salad I would not have to 'force' myself to make or eat!! Great recipe, Lynn. xo

  7. Great salad - with the warmer weather coming this could be a favorite!
    mary x

  8. I could put this in a glass and drink it,hold off on the tater juice please.

    This would be perfect linked up to MLW foodie Friday,I think I remember the theme is spring salads.

    Love me some maters,any kind.
    Jo @ LoblollyLane

  9. Oh my, I can't wait to make this one when the tomatoes come in season! It does have big, bold flavors and I love the addition of horseradish!!

  10. I kept wondering, hey where's the booze? Then BAM there it is! Looks good, Vodka or not.

  11. Hi Lynn,
    I love anything with tomatoes and especially in a salad. I'm going to try this one for sure.


  12. This is so me and I am going to make this soon!!!!!

  13. This sounds great Lynn! I love the addition of a wee bit of vodka! It would be fun to serve in a martini or margarita glass :)

  14. This sounds so cool and perfect for summer. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  15. Hi Lynn,
    the Bloody Mary Salad sounds great. I will give it a try and hope, I do not cut my finger and make the name literal. :-)
    Best greetings, Johanna

  16. I love tomatoes and olives - so why not - sounds good. sandie

  17. This looks like it is true to it's name...I have enjoyed many a bloody Mary in my 'previous life' and this seems to have all of the yummy ingredients. Perfect summer salad.

    I want to thank you for sharing the Cheeseburger soup recipe, I made it and put a few of my own touches on it...Wow, it was delicious and what a hit with my hubby, it will be made again and again. xo

  18. This really sounds good, Lynn. I love love love Bloody Marys...:))
    Now...I gotta go find that Cheeseburger soup recipe. :)

  19. I do enjoy a good Bloody Mary so love this edible version. Can't wait for sunkissed tomatoes fresh from the garden.

  20. Bloody Marys are one of my favorite drinks. I've never thought of turning all of the ingredients into a salad. I love it!

  21. I could eat a whole bowl of this. Yum!

  22. Hi Lynn,
    This will be my favorite summer salad. Your recipe is fabulous and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  23. I do a similar grown up recipe for cherry tomatoes. They are so good but pack a punch too. Glad to see that you seed your tomatoes. Many a salad is made watery and tasteless by those wet little pouches of seeds..

  24. I just had a Bloody Mary at a shower yesterday so that flavor is still fresh in my mind! What a wonderful idea and I like the little addition of vodka :)

  25. I made this last night at it was great! I used lime juice instead of vinegar and scallions rather than diced onion. Next time I'll reduce the amount of dressing, it was a little too much. And add Old Bay, we love crabby bloody marys. :)

  26. Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, I can't wait to try this!


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