Every Friday we spotlight five low-carb recipes you might want to try and this week it's all about late-summer tomato salads! Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like these.
I have absolutely no idea how we're suddenly in the month of September, but there's the calendar staring me in the face so I can't deny that summer is winding down. But there are still several weeks of summer left, so this week's Low-Carb Recipe Love is going to be all about the Summer Tomatoes that are so perfect and amazing right now!
Last week I talked about how I love tomatoes and all the other summer garden foods like zucchini, cucumbers, and green beans, and every year I want to keep making my favorite summer foods as long as I possibly can. And of course this weekend is Labor Day, a time when people are enjoying the last days of warm weather and those flavors of summer that taste so good when you're eating outside, so summer foods are still perfect for this time of year. Right?
I recently started collecting my favorite summer recipes on a new Pinterest board for Kalyn's Kitchen Spring and Summer Favorites, so if you're with me on this idea of keeping summer foods around for a few more weeks, you might find some fun ideas there. But if you're one of those people who loves to quickly go into fall, check out Kalyn's Kitchen Fall and Winter Favorites.
Now, here are the summer tomato salads I swooned over this week, and I hope you have some wonderful garden tomatoes you can use to try a few of them! And Happy Labor Day Weekend if you're in the U.S.!
(All photos are copyrighted by the blog that originally published the recipe. Just click the recipe link under each photo to see the full recipe on the original blog.)
I am 100% in love with this amazing Hasselback-Style BLT Salad from my very creative friend Donna at Apron Strings. No one will think about this as being low-carb when they're gobbling it up, I'm certain of that!
Creamy Cucumber and Tomato Salad from Natasha's Kitchen, and when you have fresh garden cucumbers and tomatoes, they can really shine in a simple combination like this one!
Another recipe I think looks like it would be a huge hit at a Labor Day Party is these Grilled Caprese-Style Portobellos from Sugar-Free Mom. Pretty much any salad with the word "Caprese" in the title is going to get my attention, and add grilled portobello mushrooms and it sounds like a wow!
This Tomato-Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Reduction from Little Broken would be absolutely amazing made with late-summer tomatoes. And gorgeous summer basil leaves are also a strong flavor note here, which is just fine with me!
And from Kalyn's Kitchen I'm featuring this amazing Tomato, Hearts of Palm, Olive, and Feta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette that has newly updated photos, yaay! I first made this salad in 2006 (!) and I think I've made it every single summer since then!
Want More Low-Carb Recipes?
--Check out Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads on Kalyn's Kitchen!
---Use the Recipes-by-Photos Index Page for Low-Carb Recipes to see all the low-carb recipes that have been featured on this site.
--Want Low-Carb Meatless Recipes? I've got a new Pinterest board for that!
---You can use the label Low-Carb Recipe Love to see other round-ups like this one.