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Mediterranean Tomato Salad

Recipe with Olive Oil

Bold flavors of juicy tomatoes, fragrant herbs, and extra virgin olive oil make this Mediterranean Tomato Salad the perfect dish!

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1 big pink tomato
1 cup cherry tomato(es)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
3 sprigs parsley
1 spring onion(s) sliced
1/2 cup green olives you may skip them, if you are not a fan :-)
to taste salt
to taste fresh cracked pepper

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3 tablespoons
Serving Size
3 g
8.5 g
8.9 g
1.2 g
Saturated Fat
2.4 g
0 mg
3.9 g
160 mg
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      About the Recipe


      This Mediterranean Tomato Salad is a perfect salad to serve with any dish – baked fish, grilled octopus, or roasted vegetables. So refreshing!

      Tomato Salad with olives on a white plate.

      What is the Best Season to Make This Recipe?

      This Tomato Salad with olive oil is the best during the summer months. If you live in a warm climate, you can enjoy this salad year-round.

      What are the Health Benefits of This Dish?

      Beyond its refreshing taste, this Mediterranean Tomato Salad offers a lot of health benefits inspired by the Mediterranean diet.

      Tomatoes, rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, promote heart health.

      Olive oil, a big part of Mediterranean cuisine, is a source of healthy monounsaturated fats, while fresh herbs like parsley provide a burst of vitamins and minerals.

      Where Can I Buy the Required Ingredients?

      Ripe pink tomatoes, plump cherry tomatoes, and aromatic spring onion and parsley can be found at farmers’ markets or grocers specializing in Mediterranean produce.

      I recommend buying authentic extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar sourced from the Mediterranean region for an authentic touch.

      Mediterranean Tomato Salad on a plate.

      Can I Substitute Any of the Ingredients?

      Of course! While the classic combination of tomatoes, olive oil, and herbs forms the heart of this salad, feel free to experiment with herns and tomatoes.

      Substitute green olives with kalamata olives for a briny twist or add cucumbers and red onions for extra crunch and flavor.

      Spring onion can be substituted with chives or garlic.

      Can I Make This Dish Part of a Menu?


      For an appetizer, serve my delicious Shrimp in Garlic Sauce, Spicy Salmon Tartare, or Tuna Carpaccio.

      Serve it alongside Veal Cutlets or Poached Salmon in White Wine as the main course.

      For dessert, go with my Chocolate Raspberry Tart, Kiwi Pavlova, or Raspberry Pavlova.

      Mediterranean Tomato Salad on a plate and a fork full of salad in right hand.

      Which Drinks Pair Well with This Dish?

      I love to serve this salad with classic beverages that complement its juicy flavors.

      Crisp, dry white wines such as Vermentino from Italy offer a refreshing contrast to the salad’s acidity, and also a chilled glass of rosé adds a touch to perfection.

      A Portuguese wine that would pair beautifully with this salad is Vinho Verde.

      For non-alcoholic options, consider serving sparkling water infused with lemon or a refreshing mint tea.

      How Long Can I Store the Leftovers?

      While best enjoyed fresh, leftovers of this Mediterranean Tomato Salad can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days in an airtight container.

      You can simply give this salad a gentle toss before serving to revive its freshness.

      Alternatively, you may top it on top of the bruschetta or toss it with cooked pasta for a quick and flavorful pasta salad.

      Recipe Tips & Tricks:

      • For an extra burst of flavor, add a sprinkle of crumbled feta cheese or toasted pine nuts to the salad just before serving.
      • Customize the salad to your taste preferences by incorporating additional Mediterranean-inspired ingredients such as roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, or capers.

      Enjoy my refreshing and easy Mediterranean Tomato Salad!

      Mediterranean Tomato Salad on a plate and a fork full of salad in right hand.

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      4 min

      Prepare ingredients

      Wash tomatoes thoroughly. Slice pink tomato and cherry tomatoes.

      3 min

      Slice vegetables

      Thinly slice green onion and chop parsley. Place tomatoes on a serving plate. Add sliced onion and parsley on top of the tomatoes.

      1 min

      Make dressing

      Whisk together the extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar to make the dressing. Add some salt and pepper and 1/2 cup of olives. Mix together.

      3 min

      Pour dressing

      Pour the dressing with olives over the tomatoes.
      Let the salad sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

      1 min


      Serve chilled or at room temperature. Your Mediterranean Tomato Salad is ready. Enjoy!



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