RECIPE: Heirloom Tomato Bocconcini Pesto Salad


Nat made another tasty dish over the weekend (and shared it on Insta stories) so we had to do a post about it! Heirloom Tomato Bocconcini Pesto Salad… it sounds fancy but it’s actually super easy to make, and it’s the perfect salad to accompany grilled meats. 

Summer is the best time for tomatoes, so the time to enjoy this fresh salad is NOW. All you’ll need for this dish is a bunch of heirloom tomatoes (winner, winner, chicken dinner if you can find ripe, multi-coloured ones) and a few other ingredients. Keep reading for the full recipe!


  • Heirloom tomatoes (a lot of them! They can differ slightly in size, flavour and texture, but they’ll look beautiful in the dish.)

  • Bocconcini cheese (slices or halves based on size)

  • Red onion (thinly sliced)

  • Basil (chopped)

  • Garlic clove (finely chopped)

  • Parmesan (grated)

  • Dijon mustard 

  • Salt + pepper

  • Olive oil 


  1. Mix together a bunch of chopped basil, a finely chopped garlic clove, a couple tablespoons of grated Parmesan, one tablespoon of Dijon mustard, salt and pepper, and one cup of olive oil (add more or less of anything depending on how big your platter is).

  2. Slice large tomatoes 1/4 inch thick and smaller tomatoes in half, and place on a platter.

  3. Slice or half bocconcini based on size and add to platter.

  4. Thinly slice a red onion and add to platter.

  5. Pour basil mixture over platter and voila! You’ve got yourself a salad.

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