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Bloody Mary Tomato Salad

September 9, 2009

~ Mary ~

This is the first year in my adult life that I’ve put a vegetable in my garden.  I have vegetable gardening issues thanks to Patty – a story I may or may not get into in the future.   

Right now I just want to focus on my four tomato plants and the sweet little tomatoes they’re producing.  I spent last week eating them straight up with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.  This week I’m graduating to a salad, but not for long because I’ve only had one tomato sandwich and I must have more before my tomato time is UP.


I’m proud to say I came up with this little number all on my own and you can follow mine or make your own variation.  Just think of your favorite Bloody Mary, the ingredients in it and start splishing and splashing.  Here’s what I did:


Bloody Mary Tomato Salad

     4-5 Very Ripe Tomatoes diced, wedged or sliced

     3-4 Celery Stalks cut on the diagnal it’s just prettier that way!

     Dill Pickles –however many you like – just make sure they’re CRISPY

     Capers – totally optional

     Shrimp – more options

     Spanish Olives – yet another option

Beer Chaser 😉 (that’s for all you Minnesoootans!)

     Garlic Cloves – minced, diced or sliced

     1 Tbsp Celery Seed

Everything below is an approximation for the dressing.  You can mix in a separate bowl if you want to taste before mixing in the vegetables.

     1/3 Cup Clam Juice

     3-4 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

     1/4 Cup Olive Oil

     Tabasco to taste

     3 Tbsp Horseradish

     1-2 tsp Cracked Black Pepper

     1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard

     Lime Juice – optional

27 Comments leave one →
  1. pat permalink
    September 9, 2009 11:09 am

    This looks DELICIOUS!

    Congratulations on your vegetable garden, you adventurer you.

  2. September 10, 2009 2:57 pm

    This looks so delicious!

  3. September 10, 2009 8:32 pm

    OMG! These photos look stunning. Pour V8 over the salad and stick in a straw. Now that’s what I call a delicious Sunday brunch.

    • foododelmundo permalink
      September 11, 2009 6:55 am

      Thanks Cory! Patty said the same thing about the Vodka! I think it would be a great addition to soak the tomatoes over night in it and serve the salad to children….hahahahehehehohohoho…….I crack me up – you do too!
      ~ Mary

  4. September 10, 2009 8:32 pm

    Oh, and I forgot the most important part….VODKA.

  5. September 13, 2009 6:23 am

    That salad looks so good! Great idea to turn the drink into a salad!

  6. September 15, 2009 2:34 pm

    I think you forgot the vodka! J/K! This salad looks SO good and I’m totally gonna try growing my own tomatoes one of these days too!

  7. September 21, 2009 9:53 am

    Back in the home country (that would be Canada ;)) we call a bloody mary with clam juice a “Bloody Ceasar” Which just happens to be my favorite drink. Loooove the salad!

  8. September 21, 2009 12:30 pm

    talk about creative! that salad looks awesome

  9. September 21, 2009 4:07 pm

    Photo is so crisp I can taste that salad from here! Superb combination of flavors. Now I’m starving, thanks 🙂

    • foododelmundo permalink
      September 21, 2009 4:28 pm

      oh no – thank YOU! I got a tri-pod for my camera so my photos are turning out much better.
      ~ Mary

  10. September 22, 2009 12:08 pm

    Creative and it looks super delicious!

    Angie’s Recipes

  11. September 23, 2009 1:22 am

    oh, this salad is purely irresistible!
    i love the little cute bowl too!

  12. September 24, 2009 11:39 am

    What beautiful pictures! Lovely!

  13. January 24, 2010 3:12 pm

    Okay, I do not know how I passed this recipe! BUT I AM SO MAKING THIS!!!!!!
    You guys are my favorite website.

  14. August 19, 2012 8:39 pm

    I am so making this!

  15. February 11, 2013 2:42 am

    I’d just have to add the vodka and I’m really not much of a drinker!

  16. Joann May permalink
    June 29, 2016 9:33 am

    I have made this recipe…the dressing is divine! I added celery, dill pickles, baby corn, salad shrimp, olives asparagus, bacon, hard boiled egg wedges, capers, cucumbers, garlic slices and a dash of Old Bay seasoning! Everyone loved it and I make it for myself sometimes too! Thanks for thinking this one up! I love it!

    • foododelmundo permalink*
      August 11, 2016 5:57 pm

      Thank you, Joann for commenting!
      Love all your additions!

  17. Brigitte permalink
    February 5, 2017 12:34 pm

    Where is the vodka?

  18. Karen permalink
    September 20, 2018 3:49 pm

    Looks delicious

  19. Linda Taylor permalink
    November 27, 2018 8:23 pm

    Christmas dinner with the cubans

  20. tibbs permalink
    August 17, 2019 7:53 pm

    Do you assemble and mix the contents and dressing together first and spoon into serving dishes, or mix contents into serving dishes and then pour dressing over contents in the dish? Or……does it really matter after all? Lol!

    • foododelmundo permalink*
      September 14, 2019 8:58 am

      I do the first, but you’re right, it probably doesn’t matter one iota.


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