Celebrate the bounty of summer with our Refreshing Cold Tomato Salad, a simple yet vibrant dish that captures the essence of the season. This salad is a celebration of fresh, juicy tomatoes, complemented by a medley of herbs and a light dressing. Perfect for hot summer days, outdoor picnics, or as a healthy side to your main course, this tomato salad is not only a feast for the eyes but also a delight for the palate. It’s an ideal recipe for those who appreciate the fresh flavors of garden produce and are looking for a quick and easy culinary delight.
1-In a large bowl, combine the sliced tomatoes and red onion.
2-Add the torn basil leaves and chopped parsley to the bowl.
3-Drizzle the extra virgin olive oil and balsamic or red wine vinegar over the tomatoes and onions.
4-Gently toss the salad to evenly coat the ingredients with the dressing.
5-Season the salad with salt and pepper to taste.
6-Let the salad sit for about 10-15 minutes at room temperature to allow the flavors to meld.
7-Before serving, give the salad a final gentle toss. Optionally, garnish with crumbled feta cheese or olives.
8-Serve the salad chilled or at room temperature as a refreshing side dish.
Our Refreshing Cold Tomato Salad is the epitome of summer freshness, bringing a splash of color and flavor to any meal. This easy-to-make salad, with its combination of ripe tomatoes, aromatic herbs, and a simple dressing, is a testament to the beauty of simplicity in cooking. Whether you're hosting a summer barbecue or looking for a light lunch option, this tomato salad is a delightful choice that's sure to please.
Tomato Varieties: Experiment with different types of tomatoes like heirloom, cherry, or grape for a variety of flavors and textures.
Herb Choices: Feel free to add other fresh herbs like mint or cilantro for a different flavor profile.
Acidity Balance: Adjust the amount of vinegar according to the acidity of the tomatoes for a well-balanced flavor.
Serving Suggestion: This salad pairs beautifully with grilled meats, seafood, or as a topping for bruschetta.
Storage: If not serving immediately, store the salad in the refrigerator, but let it come to room temperature before serving for the best flavor.