Cherry Tomato Salad Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: July 30, 2021 Modified: August 2, 2021
Cherry Tomato Salad Recipe

Looking for healthy fresh cherry tomato recipes to try? Make this refreshingly light and colorful cherry tomato salad any time of the day. It has simple flavors made extra tasty with herbs, Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, and red wine vinegar. The creamy and tangy vinaigrette dressing perfectly works with the sweet and slightly tart taste of these tomatoes. Serve this before savoring a delicious steak and potato casserole for lunch or dinner. 

Tips on Making Cherry Tomato Salad 

A cherry tomato salad is a versatile dish that tastes well with other greens and herbs. That’s why we have some wonderful add-ins to suggest in making this dish. Make your cherry tomato salad recipe even tastier with these helpful tips:

 

  • Use grape tomatoes for ⅓ of your cherry tomatoes. Grape tomatoes have a slightly acidic taste that blends perfectly with the sweet taste of the ones we’re using which makes them a nice addition to our salad. 
  • Combine parsley with other herbs like basil and fresh oregano. It’s a common herb combination that can give your salad a rich and earthy taste and fragrance.
  • Add bocconcini or bite-sized mozzarella cheese. Another famous variety that you can try with this recipe. This kind of combination is often called a cherry tomato caprese salad which you can easily make with tomatoes, herbs, and mozzarella cheese. 
  • Add cucumber slices. If you want to add other greens into the mix, then try cucumber slices. Combine it with cherry tomatoes for a refreshingly crisp and fruity taste that goes well with the creamy vinaigrette dressing. 

How to Make Cherry Tomato Salad

This cherry tomato salad recipe is a fresh and summery salad that combines fresh cherry tomatoes with a slightly sweet and tangy herb dressing. It's an easy fresh tomato salad recipe to make best served with an icy drink.

Prep: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • cup mayonnaise, light or regular
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup red onions, very thinly sliced, then halved
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, and mustard in a salad bowl.

  2. Add the tomatoes, onions and parsley. Mix well.

  3. Season to taste. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 23mg
  • Calories: 156kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 313mg
  • Protein: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Vitamin A: 1201IU
  • Vitamin C: 38mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

Do you cut cherry tomatoes for a salad?

Yes, we cut the cherry tomatoes in half because it’s easier to eat it in salads. We also do it for faster flavor absorption. Doing so can help them drench and absorb our tasty vinaigrette dressing.

What goes well with cherry tomato salad?

This salad is a delicious recipe with a versatile flavor that goes well with many other dishes. Its fruity and tangy taste combines well with any meaty or savory dish. So we suggest serving it alongside sous vide pork chops or vegetarian breakfast burritos filled with scrambled eggs, beans, salsa, and herbs, for a healthier dish.

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Conclusion

This cherry tomato salad recipe makes for a perfect summer dish with its fresh cherry tomatoes and fragrant herbs drenched in a creamy and tangy vinaigrette dressing. It’s an easy recipe to make and serve to your friends and family.

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