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Fresh Tomato Salad

When your plate is missing color or freshness only one thing will do, tomatoes! Try this terrifically tasty Tomato Salad Recipe to bring deliciously colorful flavor to your next meal time!

Fresh Tomato Salad Recipe

About My Tomato Salad Recipe

Flavor and freshness come together in this easy salad recipe to make something simple yet totally delicious!

This amazing fresh salad has delightful notes of acid and saltiness that will have you coming back for another bite! My tomato salad is the perfect easy, guilt-free, veggie side dish for any day of the week!

Why you’ll love my Tomato Salad Recipe

  • Summer Sensation – No matter the season, the fresh sweet, savory, and bright flavors in this recipe will breathe warm summer air into any day!
  • Sensational Side – The same only green salads get old, mix it up with something exciting like this easy salad!
  • Affordable Flavor – There are only six super economical ingredients in this tasty salad, so it’s always on budget!
  • Vibrantly Vegan – Tomato salad is naturally vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free!
  • No-Fuss Health Food – Tomatoes have tons of healthy benefits that shine in this recipe!
  • Great for Gardeners – If you grow tomatoes you probably need fresh ways to use up the fruits of your labor. This recipe makes delicious use of your summer harvest!
Tomato Salad with Red Onion

Ingredients you’ll need

  • Tomatoes – Fresh tomatoes are the base of this yummy salad! To give your salad the best texture choose small firm tomatoes. You can use one variety or a mixture of different types to add more interest and flavor to the salad.
  • Onion – Fresh onion has a crispy, earthy, sweet, and savory bite that will make your mouth water. To add the most fresh onion flavor to this recipe choose a red onion.
  • Parsley – Parsley is a leafy green that is perfect for growing on your kitchen window sill. It adds a fresh leafy taste to this side dish. Basil or fresh cilantro are both great swaps if you’re in need.
  • Olive Oil – Oil is used as a base for the dressing.
  • White Balsamic Vinegar – White balsamic is a lighter take on traditional balsamic vinegar. It has balanced notes of sweet, tangy, and acidic. You can also try white wine vinegar instead.
  • Salt and Pepper

How To Make the Best Tomato Salad

Step 1

Cut the tomatoes and onion into small pieces. Finely chop the parsley.

Step 2

Combine the veggies in a large bowl.

Step 3

Pour olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the salad and mix well. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!

Tomato Salad Onion Recipe

Recipe Tips

  • If you want to add some Italian-inspired flavor, toss in a few balls of fresh mozzarella.
  • You can store leftovers, but this dish is made to be enjoyed fresh so be sure to eat any extra within about one day.


Are There Any Major Allergens in Tomato Salad?

No! This dish is gloriously free of nuts, eggs, meat, dairy, and wheat.

Why Did My Tomatoes Get Soft In The Fridge?

Fresh tomatoes are sensitive to cold and putting them in the fridge can cause them to deteriorate more quickly. Instead, store tomatoes in a cool spot on the counter until you’re ready to make this salad.

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Fresh Tomato Salad

5 from 2 votes
My fresh tomato salad with red onions has a delicious taste and is ideal as a starter or side dish.
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes



  • Cut the tomatoes into bite-sized cubes, removing the stalk. Cut the red onion into small pieces and finely chop the parsley.
  • Place the tomatoes, onions and parsley in a bowl.
  • Pour the olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the salad and mix well. Finally, season to taste with salt and pepper.


Calories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2gFat: 10g
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Fresh Tomato Salad
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