Tomato Salad – Two Peas & Their Pod

This classic Tomato Salad recipe is simple as can be, healthy, and easy to customize! It is the perfect summer salad when tomatoes are ripe and at their peak!

Tomato Salad

Tomato Salad

You say tomato, I say tomato…really, we all just love tomatoes, right?! If you’ve ever smelled a ripe tomato still on the vine, you know exactly where my obsession began. Fresh garden tomatoes are my very favorite and one of the reasons I love summer so much. You can see some of my favorite fresh tomato recipes here. And I have another good one for you today, Tomato Salad! It’s an EASY one!

If you’re looking for a quick and delicious side dish, this simple tomato salad recipe comes together in just a couple minutes and can be customized to fit in with any meal you’re making. It really lets the tomatoes shine while still including amazing flavors!

Tomato Salad Recipe

How to Make Tomato Salad

Here are a few tips to making sure your tomato salad shines as bright as possible!

  • Using different sizes and colors of tomatoes, especially during the summer months when tomatoes are at their best! This is an amazing way to make this dish look as good as it tastes!
  • Use a sharp knife to slice your red onion as thinly as possible.
  • Use the highest quality olive oil you can find. This makes a huge difference in a salad like this where it’s an ingredient you’ll really taste rather than one you’re just using for cooking.
  • Add a splash of red wine vinegar to add a pop to the tomatoes.
  • Let your tomatoes sit in the seasonings for a while (about an hour) at room temperature before serving. This lets everything absorb and the flavors begin to really complement one another!
Easy Tomato Salad Recipe

Tomato Salad Variations

There are a few other ways to jazz up this easy tomato salad! Of course, don’t do all of these at once, but find the option that sounds the best to you to make a version  of this dish you really love. This is a very flexible tomato salad recipe, use what you have on hand and mix it up every time!

  • Make my Basil Vinaigrette and drizzle it over the tomato salad
  • Add in small mozzarella balls (bocconcini), you can find them at most grocery stores. Or cut up or tear regular fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Use this simple Balsamic Vinaigrette as a topping
  • Crumble feta cheese over the tomato salad for a Greek-inspired option. You can even add in some fresh cucumbers
  • Toss your tomato salad with Spinach Basil Pesto for extra flavor
  • I always finish my tomato salad with fresh basil, but feel free to add your favorite herbs. Chives, dill, parsley, mint, and oregano are good options.
Summer Tomato Salad

How to Store Tomato Salad

Tomato salad is best the day it’s made, but you can store leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days. You can use these leftovers on avocado toast, in salads, or as a side dish on their own and they’re so good every time. I love making garlic bread to go with tomato salad, SO good! You can also serve grilled chicken, fish, or steak with tomato salad…or any pasta dish! It really is the perfect side dish to any summer meal!

More Easy Salad Recipes:

Tomato Mozzarella Salad
  • 2
    mixed heirloom tomatoes,
    preferably various colors and sizes, cut into wedges or halved if small
  • ¼
    red onion,
    thinly sliced
  • 2
    olive oil
  • 1
    red wine vinegar
  • 8 to 10
    basil leaves
  • Fresh mozzarella balls (bocconcini),
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper,
    to taste

Nutrition Facts

Tomato Salad

Amount Per Serving

Calories 107
Calories from Fat 63

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7g

Saturated Fat 1g

Sodium 12mg

Potassium 548mg

Total Carbohydrates 10g

Dietary Fiber 3g

Sugars 6g

Protein 2g

Vitamin A

Vitamin C



* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


gluten free, summer, vegan, vegetarian

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