A delicious Tomato Salad in an easy vinaigrette made with simple ingredients that bring out the best that tomato season has to offer.
Course: side salad
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10minutes 
Total Time: 10minutes 
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 132kcal
Author: Beth Pierce


    • 4 ripe tomatoes
    • 1 1/2 cup halved grape or cherry tomatoes
    • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
    • 2 cloves minced garlic
    • 1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh herbs like basil thyme, or parsley (see notes about dried herbs)
    • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


    • In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, red onion, garlic, and fresh herbs.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar; toss gently to coat.  Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.  Let the salad rest for 15-20 minutes before serving.


  • Other vinegars to use include balsamic vinegar, white wine vinegar, and champagne vinegar.
  • If possible, use fresh herbs. Once tossed, let the Tomato Salad sit for 15-20 minutes so all the flavors meld. Serve this dish at room temperature.
  • For added texture, include more vegetables like avocado chunks, cucumber slices, or blanched asparagus.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 438mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1338IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg


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