This Italian Tomato Salad is one that is incredibly juicy, flavorful, and easy to whip up! It is made easily with red juicy tomatoes, sweet red onions, extra virgin olive oil, and red wine vinegar. Simply delicious, low-calorie, and a healthy salad to serve the family! But the secret is in the way we make it.
Summertime is about fresh produce, backyard barbecues, and delicious salads like this one!
When it comes to making an Italian Tomato Salad, my husband does it best and he has a simple method that never fails.
Nowadays, we can find ripe, juicy tomatoes all year round. With his simple method, you’ll want to make this delicious tasting tomato salad for years to come.
The secret to our tomato salad is layering the ingredients in a particular order.
This method allows all the flavors to infuse together while it sits to marinate for a few minutes.
Then the tomato salad is chilled for at least one hour before serving.
His method is to marinate the tomatoes before the vinegar goes in (it makes a huge difference). And it actually works, creating the most refreshing juicy tomato salad ever. It is so flavorful – everyone will go nuts over it!
Our Italian tomato salad always turns out perfect and POSITIVELY Delicious – every time!
For this recipe, you will need 4 main ingredients:
red juicy tomatoes
extra virgin olive oil
red wine vinegar
And of course, some garlic powder, salt, and fresh cracked pepper are the seasonings.
Juicy red tomatoes on the vine or fresh tomatoes from the garden are what he prefers to use. These tomatoes are fire red, very flavorful, and very juicy.
Best of all, they are high in antioxidants!
They can be found in every fresh market or supermarket this time of year.
There are so many variations to making a delicious Italian Tomato Salad.
You can add in some fresh herbs like fresh basil, fresh parsley, or even dried oregano.
You may even enjoy adding in some garlic and olives.
But when it comes to making a really good Italian tomato salad, my husband believes less is more. He recommends using only a good quality extra virgin olive oil – imported from Italy, with good quality tomatoes. He stresses there is no reason to add anything else!
This is a terrific salad to serve for lunch or as a side with dinner anytime!
Serve this easy Italian Tomato Salad as a side with our Veal Cutlet Milanese or with our Chicken Rollatini with Prosciutto and Cheese and you’ll have a delicious meal for the entire family!
It’s the perfect salad to bring to any barbecue, picnic, or potluck. Try it!
It won’t disappoint!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
- 4 to 5 fresh tomatoes- rinsed, sliced
- 1/2 cup red onion- sliced
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. salt, and extra to taste
- 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
- Season with fresh cracked pepper to taste
- optional: fresh basil, as garnish
- Grab a salad bowl. Place the sliced tomatoes on the bottom. Then top the tomatoes with red onions.
- Sprinkle 1/8 teaspoon of salt over them. Then sprinkle garlic powder.
- Next, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil over them. Set aside for 10 minutes to marinate at room temperature.
- Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for about 20 minutes, or until you are ready to serve.
- Just before serving, remove salad from the refrigerator. Pour in red wine vinegar. Toss and mix well. Taste and season with fresh cracked pepper to taste, and serve.
- Serves 4 to 6