This super Quick Tomato Salad is a summer favorite at every BBQ party. Simple, fresh and delicious and only takes 10 minutes to put together! | olgainthekitchen.com

Quick Tomato Salad

5 from 2 votes
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This super Quick Tomato Salad is a summer favorite at every BBQ party. Simple, fresh and delicious and only takes 10 minutes to put together. It works great as a side dish to any meal and the results are always remarkable! 

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb (16 oz) fresh plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium yellow sweet onion (5-6 oz)

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt - or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper - or to taste

Instructions

  1. To make the dressing: In a small bowl, combine and whisk: 2 tbsp grapeseed oil, 1 tbsp white wine vinegar, 1/2 tsp fine salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper. Set aside for salt to dissolve while you make the salad.

  2. Rinse and paper towel pat-dry 1 lb of fresh plum tomatoes. Line a strainer with a bowl. (this will collect and remove any excess juices from cut tomatoes).

  3. Cut each tomato in half, lengthwise and transfer into the strainer. Thinly slice 1/2 medium sweet yellow onion and add to tomatoes.

  4. Pour the salad dressing over tomatoes and toss with a spoon to coat (do quickly and gently or the tomatoes will start letting out too much juice and the salad will require more salt). Serve right away.

Recipe Notes

  • Plum tomatoes can be replaced for cherry tomatoes.
  • Grapeseed oil can be replaced for sunflower oil.
  • To make the salad 2-3 hours in advance: cut tomatoes, slice onion and leave in the strainer, covered with paper towel or food wrap at room temperature. Prep the dressing, but do not add to the salad. Add it only when you're about to serve. 
  • Leftovers can be refrigerated, BUT they will get slightly watery next day. You can drain extreme juice from salad and add more dressing (salt and pepper mostly) before serving. 

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