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This simple Tomato Salad has a healthy balsamic vinegar dressing. Don’t let the simplicity fool you, it’s full of flavor!

Balsamic Tomato Salad in a white bowl with a wooden spoon

What kind of tomatoes should I use to make tomato salad?

Cherry and grape tomatoes are both great options for making tomato salad. You can also dice up heirloom tomatoes, romas, and other garden tomato varieties. They will all work great in this recipe, though cherry and grape tomatoes produce the prettier result.

Can I add cheese to tomato salad?

Yes you can! This recipe would go well with 1/4 to 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese, or some fresh mini mozzarella balls. Just be warned that the dressing will discolor the cheese so it is best to add the cheese right before serving.

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balsamic tomato salad in a white bowl
This simple Tomato Salad has a healthy balsamic vinegar dressing. Don't let the simplicity fool you, it's full of flavor!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
  • 2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • 10 large basil leaves chiffonade or roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cut all of your grape or cherry tomatoes in half and place into a large mixing bowl. Place basil in with tomato mixture.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Pour dressing over tomato mixture. Toss to coat.
  • Serve at room temperature, or chill for 2 hours before serving.


Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 406mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 805IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.2mg
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tomato Salad
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