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Easy Tomato Salad Recipe

Easy Tomato Salad Recipe

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How To Make Easy Tomato Salad

Enjoy this delicious tomato salad tossed in a tangy balsamic vinegar for lunch today! Whip up a delicious bowl in just 20 minutes.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • ½cupred onion,chopped, about ½ small red onion
  • 12ozcherry tomatoes,(1 pint), halved
  • 1lbtomatoes,additional, cut into bite-sized wedges
  • ¼cupfresh basil,thinly sliced, or parsley, or dill, or chives
  • 2tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 2tbspbalsamic vinegar,thick, or balsamic glaze
  • ½tspflaky sea salt,or kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper,to taste

Optional Additions:

  • ½English cucumber,thinly sliced, or 1 Persian cucumber
  • 1mozzarella ball,torn, or 1 cup mini mozzarella balls, or cubed part-skim mozzarella
  • 1avocado,ripe, sliced or diced
  • handfulbaby arugula


  1. Fill a small bowl with ice water, then add the chopped red onion. Set aside.

To Assemble:

  1. Spread the tomato wedges over a large serving platter. Drain the onions well, then layer about ⅓ of the onions on top.

  2. Add half of the cherry tomatoes, a layer of any optional additions, then another ⅓ of the onions.

  3. Finish with the remaining cherry tomatoes and onion, then sprinkle the basil all over.

  4. Drizzle the olive oil over the salad, followed by the balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle the salt and several twists of black pepper on top.

  5. Serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes



  • Calories: 283.46kcal
  • Fat: 20.88g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.78g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.76g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.03g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.93g
  • Fiber: 6.57g
  • Sugar: 8.52g
  • Protein: 9.62g
  • Cholesterol: 22.12mg
  • Sodium: 427.97mg
  • Calcium: 187.59mg
  • Potassium: 847.32mg
  • Iron: 1.33mg
  • Vitamin A: 143.11µg
  • Vitamin C: 35.02mg
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