This tomato salad recipe is a staple in my house and a perfect summer salad.
Garden fresh tomatoes pair perfectly with red onions and herbs and are simply seasoned to create a dish bursting with fresh flavor!
This delicious combination makes the perfect lunch or a great side dish to go with our favorite easy quiche recipe or oven fried chicken!
a summer favorite
This salad (along with the cucumber and tomato) is a summer meal for us. Fresh tomatoes, red onions and a splash of vinegar make a great summer side dish or lunch side dish! Just mix everything together in a large bowl.
- simple ingredients make the best fresh salads.
- this dish is healthy and can be served as a side dish or added to some crusty bread to make it a main dish.
- Add herbs and morsels or other vegetables from the garden for a tasty fresh tomato salad!
How to make a tomato salad
This healthy tomato salad is truly one of the simplest sides. You just have to add the fresh tomatoes from the garden, the onions and a pinch of aromatic herbs.
Tomatoes – This tomato salad recipe is best during the summer months, peak tomato season, with freshly blooming tomatoes. Use any type of ripe tomato.
- Cut large tomatoes or old tomatoes into wedges or bite-size pieces.
- Cherry tomatoes or cherry tomatoes can be cut in half. No need to drain the juices or remove the seeds.
Herbs – Fresh oregano, dill, fresh basil leaves, or mint.
Cheese – Try the tomato salad with feta cheese cheese or bites (fresh mozzarella). Bocconcini are a ball of mozzarella with a delicate flavor. It is a soft cheese with a creamy texture and can be found in the delicatessen department.
Other additions – Add one of the following, some minced garlic, avocado, garden greens, minced bell pepper, or fresh zucchini.
tomato salad dressing
Simple is the best. To prepare the Tomato Salad Dressing, season the tomatoes with red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt and black pepper. If you prefer, you can use balsamic vinegar.
For herbs, I use what you have that is fresh. Favorites are basil, dill, parsley, and oregano.
I prefer to serve this dish at room temperature.
Pair it with grilled meats like grilled chicken breast or grilled pork chops.
If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, this salad keeps well in the fridge, allowing the flavors to marinate. I love to eat it the next day for a healthy lunch.
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fresh tomato salad
Garden fresh tomatoes are mixed with herbs and onions, then seasoned in a simple vinaigrette mixture.
Preparation time 15 minutes
Cooking time 5 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Place the tomatoes, red onion, and morsels (if using) in a shallow bowl.
Drizzle with olive oil and red wine vinegar. Stir to combine.
Season with salt, pepper and fresh herbs to taste.
We add a total of 1 tablespoon of fresh aromatic herbs and combine them according to what we have available. Add extras if you wish. Large tomatoes can be cut into small pieces. Do not remove juices or seeds. This salad should be served at room temperature, but can be refrigerated if preferred. Store leftover tomato salad in an airtight container for up to 1 to 2 days. Stir before serving again. 5 out of 28 votes ↑ Click the stars to vote now! Or to leave a comment, click here!
Calories: 190 | Carbs: 11g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 602mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1970 IU | Vitamin C: 33.4mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary depending on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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