Cherry Tomato and Mint Salad | © 2011 |

A healthy and delicious summer salad with lovely juicy cherry tomatoes, garden fresh mint leaves, and a little of finely diced red onions. Don't overdress this salad....just a little bit salt, black pepper, drizzle of quality olive oil and if desired, a sprinkle of finely grated lemon zest to finish off.

  • 200 g Cherry tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1 tbsp Finely diced red onion
  • Some mint leaves
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Salt and freshly mulled black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon zest
  1. Halve the tomatoes and scatter over a large plate. Finely chop the red onion and tear up the mint leaves.
  2. Throw the onion and mint over the tomatoes. Can be kept, covered, 3-4 hours ahead. Just before serving, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, season with salt and ground black pepper and finely grate a little lemon zest over the top. | © 2011 |


OohLookBel 18/7/11 06:09

Such a beautifully refreshing combination with the tomatoes and mint. Very summery!

Kumi 18/7/11 06:12

I can't wait to pick some tomatoes from the garden!! I'm sure to make this refreshing salad! :-)

Bo 18/7/11 06:15

So light and healthy...Beautiful photos too!

Foodness Gracious 18/7/11 06:19

Great looking plate. Cherry tomatoes are really tasty right now and these look simple but stellar. Great pics also, Im trying to figure out how to capture better shots. My lighting lets me down....:(
Thanks for sharing!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 18/7/11 06:43

another healthy salad from you...

Veronica's Kitchen 18/7/11 06:49

Great to accomplish with BBQ in hot summer!

Sharmilee! :) 18/7/11 06:58

Wow refreshing sald to start the day...looks very tempting

Santosh Bangar 18/7/11 07:31

amazing so good color salad

Rosa's Yummy Yums 18/7/11 07:37

A beautiful salad! A wonderful side dish.



My Little Space 18/7/11 08:10

I love the presentation very much...simple is beautiful!
Happy Monday!

Heavenly Housewife 18/7/11 09:23

I have cherry tomatoes growing in my garden, but so far they only have flowers, not tomatoes. This is a great idea for them as a fresh and simple side dish.
*kisses* HH

Maris(In Good Taste) 18/7/11 10:11

Talk about light and refreshing! Perfection!

grace 18/7/11 10:14

mint is the perfect herb for this, providing zing and refreshment as well as subtle flavor!

Elin 18/7/11 10:34

Angie...I take this almost every morning..cherry tomatoes and a cup of oat and this with mint leaves sound great. I am going to chopped mint into it too :) Thanks for the idea.

kitchen flavours 18/7/11 10:52

Beautiful plate of salad! Love tomatoes and these looks so gorgeous and fresh!

Vimitha Anand 18/7/11 12:21

Such a refreshing plate of salad...

Anonymous 18/7/11 12:37

Nothing nicer than a simple tomato salad - I love the idea of using mint. It looks so pretty too.
:-) Mandy

Three-Cookies 18/7/11 12:42

This looks great. My grandmother used to make a salad with crushed tomatoes and lots and lots of mint - really delicious. This post brings back memories!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 18/7/11 12:43

So healthy. I would have never thought of using fresh mint. I have a habit of always reaching for basil, but mint sounds so fresh and delightful for a change. Always fab photos Angie.

Carolyn 18/7/11 12:53

So simple and perfect! And I have both mint and cherry tomatoes growing in my yard!

girlichef 18/7/11 13:21

Such a beautiful use of seasonal this salad :D

Tina @flourtrader 18/7/11 13:42

My husband likes tomatoes more than me but he never wants cherry tomatoes for some reason. Myself, on the other hand, love these little gems. This looks so good, guess I will need to make it in a smaller portion for just me.

Umm Mymoonah 18/7/11 14:18

Crisp looking salad, so fresh and yumm!

Jenn 18/7/11 15:02

I've been using fresh mint whenever I can lately.. it's just so "summery"! This salad looks wonderful!! Light and fresh!

Faith 18/7/11 15:24

What a pretty salad and a delicious combination! Summer tomatoes are the best!

RavieNomNoms 18/7/11 16:11

That looks so insanely good and fresh! I am so wanting this in my belly right now! YUM. Just screams summer

Anncoo 18/7/11 16:14

WOW Angie, I love tomatoes especially this one here. Very pretty and the recipe is so easy. Thanks for sharing :)

Pachecopatty 18/7/11 17:11

Hi Angie, I have a big pot of fresh mint that I love using in my cooking. I'm adding this recipe into my plans this week, thanks again for sharing your wonderful ideas!

wenn 18/7/11 17:12

very simple to prepare

Sanjeeta kk 18/7/11 17:28

Oh...this is such a simple and healthy salad I would love to munch upon all day!

Anonymous 18/7/11 17:41

Love this salad!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 18/7/11 17:41

I have lots and lots of green cherry tomatoes on my plant so as soon as they ripen this salad sounds like a delicious way to use them.

Love the new profile photo of you!

lena 18/7/11 18:01

this is simple, yet refreshing and delighting!!

Sarah Naveen 18/7/11 18:15

Beautiful clicks...looks so yumm!!

Tiffany 18/7/11 19:22

Love these clean, crisp summer flavors!

Tanvi@SinfullySpicy 18/7/11 21:05

Love this salad to the core..Colorful , crisp & summery flavors!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 18/7/11 21:17

A refreshing salad! I bet a little fresh mozzarella would go great with that as well.

Anonymous 18/7/11 22:13

What a healthy and delicious summer salad! My roommate just bought a mint plant, so I'm thinking I might steal a little bit to make this. :)

Anonymous 18/7/11 22:43

Delicious and what beautiful pictures! I love tomatoes with anything - this looks amazing!

Charissa 18/7/11 22:52

This is really pretty! I love this I'm practically giddy with the idea of our tomatoes coming up!

Sissi 18/7/11 23:21

A great alternative to the tomatoes and basil salad. Thanks for the idea!

Parsley Sage 19/7/11 00:18

I swear you work magic. You make stuff I would never eat look like something I MUST eat...RIGHT NOW!

Juliana 19/7/11 00:57

Angie, I love the simplicity of this salad, so pretty and so refreshing with fresh mint...since I have all the ingredients handy, I will definitely make this salad.
Hope you have a great week :-)

Gloria 19/7/11 02:51

Sounds nice Angie I love cherry tomatoes!! yumm! gloria

Anne@frommysweetheart 19/7/11 03:28

Angie...a perfect, simple and elegant way to showcase those wonderful summer tomatoes! : )

Joanne 19/7/11 13:22

what a great use of summer's finest produce! Sounds like one refreshing side salad!

tinytearoom 19/7/11 14:14

this is one of my favourite salads. with the summers best cherry tomatoes and the fresh mint all I would need is some crusty bread and fresh lemonade. this looks like heaven

Michael Toa 19/7/11 17:43

I could munch on this all day. I just bought some lovely tomatoes and cannot wait to do something delicious with them.

Rosemary 19/7/11 18:07

I have the tomatoes -- why did I only plant mint and basil?

Mimi 19/7/11 19:40

What a lovely refreshing salad.

kankana 19/7/11 19:59

I love tomato salad .. and usually make something similar with heirloom tomatoes. This looks lovely too and juicy :) Gorgeous click!

Lyndsey ~The Tiny Skillet~ 19/7/11 21:48

What a lovely, fresh, simple salad...perfect for summer!!

lisaiscooking 19/7/11 21:55

This sounds like a light and refreshing salad. Love the lemon zest on top!

aipi 19/7/11 22:25

Beautiful combo ~ so fresh n light!
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Jeanette 19/7/11 22:38

What a pretty, yet simple salad - looks like summer in a bowl!

Magic of Spice 19/7/11 23:18

What a beautiful and refreshing salad, love the add of mint :)

Stevie 20/7/11 03:15

Lemon zest is my secret ingredient in bean and tomato salads. Yours looks wonderfully refreshing with the mint. Thank goodness that summer is back and that the tomatoes are returning to the farmers markets.

tigerfish 20/7/11 03:23

I agree about not overdressing. Let the natural sweetness of cherry tomatoes shine!

VS 20/7/11 03:28

I love tomatoes and this simple salad is so quick to fix and is yummy too. I also add some olives and part-skim mozzarella cheese to it.

Kelly 20/7/11 03:34

Angie, I love the simplicity of this recipe and its exquisite flavours. Let's face it, a little olive oil and lemon - mixed in with mint - goes a long, wonderful way!

hemalata 20/7/11 06:41

Healthy and fresh salad,looks so inviting.

Lena Rashmin Raj 20/7/11 08:06

Angie i made cherry tomatoes and cucumber salad yesterday and was going to upload it... i made in a similar way.. a simple salad bt really eyecatching :)

Cooking Foodie 20/7/11 13:41

The pics are delicious... the flavor combinations are explosive...

At Anna's kitchen table 20/7/11 14:26

Sometimes the simple ideas are the best!
What a pretty salad.

Anonymous 20/7/11 15:18

An excellent summer salad for sure!

Emily Malloy 20/7/11 15:28

I love the simplicity and flavors!

sweetlife 20/7/11 17:39

so simple, yet so delish!! love the addition of mint!

laura 20/7/11 17:55

this looks so yummy and simple!!

tartedujour 20/7/11 18:02

Refreshing, colorful and healthy... the perfect summer salad!

Anonymous 20/7/11 18:51

Beautifully simple salad and I love your spoon too!

Rebecka 20/7/11 18:54

Hi Angie, Thanks for following my blog! You have me drooling over all of your gorgeous food photos!! Beautiful site!

Roxana GreenGirl 20/7/11 22:30

such a beautiful salad Angie. I could live on this refreshing salad all summer long

Plate and Pour 20/7/11 22:47

Aren't summer tomatoes just heavenly? I made almost exactly the same salad last night but with parsley in place of mint and shallot instead of red onion. Your photos are beautiful as always.

wok with ray 20/7/11 23:23

I love cherry tomatoes and you got all the simple but right ingredients on this gorgeous salad. You captured the vibrant color of these litle beauties. As always, great job not only on the recipe but on the photography, Angie! :)

Elisabeth 21/7/11 00:43

Angie dear!I would have commented earlier today, but using my son's computer...since I'm house/dog watching, is not allowing for me to leave a comment on yours, and a few other blogs (don't know why just a few!)
I stopped by my place now to check my kitties, and had to comment right away to let you know how excited I am about your simple and delicious tomato salad, which we always have an abundance of refreshing with the mints, and not always, the basil which I use all the time!
Have a wonderful Thursday (for us it's tomorrow)
Hugs, to you my dear friend!

Tanantha 21/7/11 01:04

this is so simple but so good! I like a combination of mint and tomato!

Zoe 21/7/11 02:13

Simple and delicious. I like this idea.

Marguerite 21/7/11 03:45

Beautiful salad and blog! Fabulous recipes, too, and I will also now be following you. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Lisa H. 21/7/11 05:08

Nice colour, simple and really summer-y Angie...:D

Jo 21/7/11 06:08

Absolutely gorgeous with the bright colours and I bet it was a delicious salad as well.

Lucy Lu 21/7/11 17:27

one of my favorite things to eat! so healthy, fresh and yummy!

Have a nice day and btw. check out my new post, finally :)

sheila @ Elements 21/7/11 21:03

This is a perfect summer salad. It's simple but still so full of flavor...and good for us too! :) I'll make it one of these days! :) Thanks for the recipe! :)

Trix 21/7/11 23:38

It is SO hot right now and this looks so refreshing and goof. I will get some lovely cherry tomatoes and mint at the farmers market this weekend!

Priscilla - She's Cookin' 21/7/11 23:52

Simple things are best! Lovely summer salad :)

MaryMoh 22/7/11 08:36

Mmmm...I love this...simple and delicious. I love baby tomatoes. I love them bursting in my mouth when I bite into them :D

Dee 24/7/11 06:26

What a fresh change for tomatoes. I like that combination. I use basil far to fast. What a fresh approach.

Anonymous 28/7/11 15:45

I've been looking for a refreshing recipe, and this is it; we've got a great harvest of cherry tomatoes from my plants this year! Thanks

Lisa~~ 16/8/11 15:06

So beautiful, summery and refreshing looking, can't wait to give it a try.

Cook Lisa Cook

Sandi 24/8/11 16:45

This recipe of yours is one of my favs. Simple AND delicious!


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