There is just something about a tomato salad that tops off any summer meal. With fresh produce from the garden or the farmer’s market it really adds pizzaz. I enjoy a variety of fresh tomato salads a week. The local hot springs pool actually sells tomatoes that they grow hydroponically and man are they amazing! Also my husband works with the Amish often and they bring a couple by as well.
The herbs in this tomato salad really make the combination of tomatoes and onion pop! Give it a try before the juicy red tomatoes disappear for a whole year.
Refreshingly Cool Tomato Salad
- 4-5 tomatoes
- 1 small red onion
- A couple of sprigs each parsley and dill, leaves only, roughly chopped
- 5 basil leaves, roughly chopped
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Balsamic vinegar
- Sea salt
- Freshly cracked black pepper
- Dice tomatoes. These don't have to be exactly the same size.
- Thinly slice the onion. Then cut those slices in half so you get a smaller bite of onion with each bite.
- Toss onions, tomatoes, and chopped herbs together and dress with a couple of good drizzles of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
- Sprinkle with sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper.
- ***I always do this to taste but if you want a guide just use 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar, toss, taste, and adjust. Toss carefully...you don’t want battered tomatoes!
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**This recipe and photo was posted with permission (in 2009) from ChichaJo who blogs over at 80 Breakfasts. I encourage you to check out her wonderful blog and all her delicious looking recipes including 2 more tomato salad recipes.**