Tomato Onion Salad

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There's really nothing simpler than this salad. The colours are really outstanding together. It might not taste as satisfying as a pizza or burger, but it's still good, especially when you use the homegrown tomatoes. Heirloom tomatoes would be even better. You can also throw in Feta, or buffalo Mozzarella or your personal favourite cheese. Eat some salads, they are good for you!

  • 2 Tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 Red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 3 Black olives, sliced into rings
  • 1/2 tbsp Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Some baby arugula, optional
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Balsamic blanc
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Minced garlic
  1. To prepare salad, alternate tomato and onion slices on a serving platter. Sprinkle with salt. Top with olive rings, parsley and baby arugula if used.
  2. To prepare vinaigrette, combine oil, balsamic blanc, mustard, and garlic in a jar. Cover tightly and shake vigorously. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad and serve.
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lubnakarim06 10/8/10 07:20

wow...simple and yum salad.....looks colorful.....

Srividhya Ravikumar 10/8/10 07:22

very colourful angie and wonderful presentation...

Jo 10/8/10 07:40

I totally love the colour of this light and refreshing salad. The photo makes me want to grab some right now .. super gorgeous.

Sandhya Hariharan 10/8/10 08:00

V simple and light salad.. can have this anytime...

3 hungry tummies 10/8/10 08:01

Such a feast to the eyes. Perfect to go with meat or fish :)

MaryMoh 10/8/10 08:24

Simple, healthy and delicious. This would be perfect to go with BBQ...mmm. Waiting for good weather...raining too often :(

Ju (The Little Teochew) 10/8/10 08:27

It looks good! How about adding crispy crackers to give it some crunch? ;)

Bakericious 10/8/10 08:38

I love the colorful salad and Angie, the presentation is so beautiful!

sangeeta 10/8/10 08:43

Homegrown bliss , i like it without cheese....:)

Hearty Bakes 10/8/10 09:01

Very appetising & refreshing! Nice presentation Angie.

kitchen flavours 10/8/10 09:06

Another simple.....but tempting salad. I love all your salads!

Krishnaveni 10/8/10 09:43

my fav combo, looks so good, nicely arranged salad, inviting

Elin Chia 10/8/10 09:47

Yes..we must eat more salad without mayonaise...just olive oil and lemon juice...simple yet delicious and healthy ! :)

noobcook 10/8/10 10:15

you transform simple ingredients to something so beautiful and gourmet looking. I love this :)

Magic of Spice 10/8/10 10:26

Oh Angie, I love this...Have made something similar, but the dressing - love the add of Dijon :) Perfect salad for all occasions and all weathers!

Honey Bee Sweets 10/8/10 10:44

Wonderful colors and excellent nutrition.

Jeannie 10/8/10 11:04

Wow, you even took the trouble to arrange your salad so nicely! So temptingly fresh and delicious! Love your photos:D

busygran 10/8/10 12:09

Just great! - I don't have to crack my head to prepare healthy food. This is on my list too.

Joanne 10/8/10 12:51

This salad is so simple and yet with all of the fresh flavors, I know it is also delicious!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 10/8/10 13:06

Your salad look simple, beautiful and healthy.

Sutapa 10/8/10 13:18

Wow dear! Simply beautiful!

Belinda @zomppa 10/8/10 13:31

You're so right about the colors. This on burgers would be fantastic.

shahana 10/8/10 14:51

Easy salad recipe.Beautiful presentation as always!

Biren 10/8/10 15:03

What a lovely salad! I was at the farmers market this weekend and picked up some heirloom tomatoes. This would be a great salad to use them in.

Puja 10/8/10 15:10

that is a simple and WOW salad..loved the olives on top..will try it

Anonymous 10/8/10 15:26

Great colors!

Nammi 10/8/10 15:35

thats a lovely salad.

Cooking Gallery 10/8/10 15:54

Looks very good, Angie! I am sure it tastes great and refreshing, especially for summer!

Zurin 10/8/10 16:50

very very pretty indeed! makes me want to make salad right now :)

Carol 10/8/10 16:50

It may be simple but that is one delicious salad! Looks fantastic!

Chef E 10/8/10 18:28

Oh Ang, this is one of my favs together! I would be satisfied eating that whole plate, and call me piggy!

Unknown 10/8/10 18:57

I love salads like this. Simple but huge in taste.

Unknown 10/8/10 22:21

Simple & colorful it.:)

Anonymous 10/8/10 22:32

delightful one..nice click too..

Dee 10/8/10 22:53

Beautiful & colorful summer dish. Nothing like fresh & fabulous. Delightful!

Shriya 10/8/10 22:59

Wow!!! It looks soo inviting and colorful salad. Love it, simply superb!!

Terrianne, Call me Ree 10/8/10 23:31

Simple but gorgeous. Tomatoes are perfect in the summer. I've been picking them off my tree and eating them like grapes, they're so good!

Beautiful dish. =)

Brian Samuels Photography 10/8/10 23:43

Just the kind of dish we all crave on these wicked hot days... a simple salad. Beautiful post and stunning pics!

Heather S-G 11/8/10 02:11

Great salad, Angie! Would love this alongside a grilled burger or steak! Or chicken or fish for that matter, LOL! :)

My Little Space 11/8/10 02:19

Angie, the salad looks so beautiful and so appertizing too! Such a pretty presentation. Thanks for sharing & hope you're having a wonderful day.
Cheers, kristy

theUngourmet 11/8/10 03:57

I have been using arugula a lot lately. This salad looks perfect for this time of year!

natural selection 11/8/10 06:09

I have tomato almost everyday I can't live without them. And this is a salad I make often! I love this with a tall glass filled with ice sparkling water and a wedge of lime! and perhaps a small piece of bread!

And the color!

Anonymous 11/8/10 08:40

Light and refreshing! I like!

Christine Ho 11/8/10 10:29

Aw, your tomato onion Salad looks very refreshing. Love it.

Anonymous 11/8/10 16:44

A terrific summer salad!

La Bella Cooks 11/8/10 17:43

This salad brings back memories of growing up as my mom always made this salad for most of the summer. Yours looks so beautiful!

ann low 11/8/10 18:59

This is definitely my favorite salad. Looks so refreshing and healthy.

sweetlife 11/8/10 20:45

perfect summer salad, can't beat the wonderful flavors nd what color...yum


tigerfish 11/8/10 20:58

So good so good! Maybe I can buy some heirloom tomatoes and make this salad :)

FOODESSA 11/8/10 22:52

Not to long ago I would refuse to eat raw onions for fear of indigestion. It was only once by accident that I ended up eating red onion. To my happy was a great way to find out that it was a variety friendly to my tummy ;o)
Very nice refreshing salad...excellent presentation.

Ciao for now,

Reeni 12/8/10 04:02

I love fresh and colorful salads like this Angie! Especially with tomatoes from my garden. So delicious.

Velva 12/8/10 04:04

Easy, fresh and delicious.

Hettar7 12/8/10 04:19

This calls for Capers!

PranisKitchen 12/8/10 05:46

really like the pics.. how perfectly sliced onion and the salad looks so simple and yummy


Fresh and easy! It looks fantastic!

Angie's Recipes 12/8/10 07:47

Hettar7: I am totally with you! How could I just forget this magic ingredient! Thanks!

nora@ffr 12/8/10 14:23

oh my!! m loving this delicious salad!!! love the color combo angieee!!! sweeeeeettttt!! :)

Magda @ Be Nutritious 12/8/10 16:25

Wow that looks delicious, perfect for hot summer and great picture.

Kim - Liv Life 12/8/10 17:15

What a perfect summer salad! I'm currently on an heirloom kick with all the fresh tomatoes at our Farmer's Markets. Thanks for the recipe!

Cristina 12/8/10 21:02

Beautiful, fresh ingredients. I feel healthier just looking at it. Nicely done, Angie. Congrats on the Top 9 today!

Elin 13/8/10 00:24

Angie...congrats made it to Top 9 Today ! Great salad :)

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 13/8/10 03:15

So fresh -- it looks like a great lunch! I just made a tomato onion salad with bread in it.

abraham 13/8/10 06:38

wow...simple and yum salad.....looks colourful.....congrats on TOP 9

denise @ quickies on the dinner table 13/8/10 12:53

It may be a simple recipe - but it looks fantastic! That is a gorgeous photo and I love the dressing (never tried balsamic blanc before) and the inclusion of arugula!

Kim - Liv Life 13/8/10 16:31

Angie, we had this last night as a side to a new pork tenderloin recipe and it was fantastic! I found myself finishing off the last few tomatoes at the bottom of the bowl as I cleared the table. Excellent recipe! Thanks again!

OysterCulture 14/8/10 21:42

This looks like the perfect side to go with the last BBQs of summer

tasteofbeirut 15/8/10 09:19

I love this salad that is a standby in the Lebanese kitchen! usually dresesd with lemon and oil

Scott K 17/8/10 19:00

Looks so beautiful, I'd be tempted to not eat it... only tempted though!

A Canadian Foodie 18/8/10 07:19

Simple is best... and everything on that plate I have in my garden. The photography is lovely.


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