Easy Tomato Salad

July 4, 2022
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This delicious Tomato Salad recipe with a dressing of ripe-juicy tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and fresh herbs!

Tomato salad is the perfect side dish for the summer months. Here are just a few ingredients you'll need for this easy and refreshing summer salad. You can prepare this classic tomato salad with fresh garden tomatoes and a simple salad dressing.

This practical and delicious summer side dish will accompany your oven fried chicken or pasta recipes. Customize this salad with cucumber, avocado, mozzarella, or peach.

Tomato SaladPhoto By Canva
Taste Score: %85
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 20 mins
Cooking 0 mins
Total 20 mins

Tips

  • Use ripe and juicy tomatoes.
  • You can use any type of tomato. However, cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes are perfect for this recipe.
  • You can use tomatoes of different colors and sizes. You can add color to the salad by using red, green, and yellow tomatoes.
  • Add honey to balance the acidity.
  • You can use red wine vinegar or white wine vinegar instead of balsamic vinegar.
  • Add sliced avocado to add a creamy texture to the salad.
  • Add red onions to add crunch.
  • In addition to summer tomatoes, you can also add other summer vegetables to this salad.
  • Add pine nuts or cucumbers to add more texture to the salad.
  • You can add parmesan cheese or fresh mozzarella cheese to the recipe.
  • Add fresh parsley or basil.
  • You can make this salad ahead of time. Chop the vegetables in a bowl and cover them with cling film. Add the sauce just before serving. Otherwise, the salad dressing may soften the vegetables.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. ​​Put the onion in a small bowl and soak in cold water for 10 minutes.
  2. To make the salad dressing, mix olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, basil, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl.
  3. Cut the tomatoes in half and put them in a bowl. Add the salad dressing and mix the tomatoes with the dressing.
  4. Drain the onions and add them to the bowl. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle more.
  5. Add seasoning or oil according to your taste and serve it.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Tomato Salad
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.3 g9.4%
Sodium 297 mg12.9%
Protein 1.2 g2.4%
Potassium 298 mg6.3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Is Tomato Salad?

Tomato salad is a salad made with different types of tomatoes. It is often served as a summer salad. Different tomato salads are made in world cuisines. In Italian cuisine, mozzarella cheese and red wine vinegar are used- it is also known as caprese salad. In Middle Eastern cuisine, red or green onions and feta cheese are added to tomato salad.

What To Serve with Tomato Salad?

You can serve this fresh tomato salad with grilled meat, pasta, or seafood. It goes well with many main dishes. This summer salad goes especially well with Italian dishes.

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How To Store Tomato Salad?

It is best to consume tomato salad the day it is made. However, you can store leftover salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several days.

Can Tomato Salad Be Made Ahead? Yes. To make this salad ahead of time, chop the vegetables and wrap the bowl with cling film or place it in an airtight container. Prepare the salad dressing just before serving the salad. In this way, the vegetables do not become soft.

Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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