This easy Summer Tomato Salad with cherry tomatoes is a wonderful dish to celebrate the season. Cool and refreshing, itis perfect for picnics, barbecues, and parties. I made this after trying a similar salad at a restaurant on vacation and it takes me back to that meal every time. Today I am sharing my vacation moment with you through this recipe idea. This post contains affiliate links.
This is also a great salad to make when you see fresh cherry tomatoes at the market or maybe even in your own garden. You can use any tomatoes for this recipe, but using different types of cherry tomatoes gives this recipe lots of flavors and colors. For this recipe, I used red cherry tomatoes, sweet petite golden-orange tomatoes, and green cherry tomatoes. Some of the grocery stores offer a variety pack, which is perfect for this recipe.
Hello Friends! Are you just loving the warmer weather lately? We just got back from a week in Puerto Vallarta and the weather was perfect there! We had so many meals al fresco and the produce there was beautiful.
At one of the restaurants we visited, we enjoyed a cherry tomato salad that was deliciously refreshing and tasty. I decided to try to recreate the recipe at home with just a few ingredients.
I love that I can find fresh tomatoes at the grocery store or farmers market and make a light salad for the summer.
It is also so colorful and simple with a light homemade balsamic dressing to make it really delicious.
I also love that it comes together in minutes. You know how much I value time here. It is so colorful and festive too!
For more summer salad recipes, check out:
Easy Chopped Salad Recipe – This Italian inspired recipe makes for a wonderful lunch or light dinner in itself.
Mango Arugula Salad Recipe – Argula makes a nice change up in a green salad. The addition of fresh mango makes this a delightful, colorful salad.
Easy Mediterranean Salad – Another perfectly colorful salad that brightens any table.
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Summer Tomato Salad Recipe
2 cups cherry tomatoes (assorted looks the most colorful)
Wash cherry tomatoes and cut in half.
Place in a medium-sized bowl.
Add dressing and mix gently.
Dressing Recipe for Tomato Salad
1/4 cup olive oil
3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
pinch of pepper
In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine dressing ingredients.
Stir well and add to tomatoes.
To save some time, wash the tomatoes ahead of time and leave on the counter until ready to prepare.
Make the dressing the morning or night before and just add to the tomatoes the day you are planning to serve it.
Another timesaver? Pick up the tomatoes and just use a bottled Balsamic salad dressing. Add a few parsley flakes and you are done.
What is your favorite summer salad recipe?