Tomato and Red Onion Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Cool summer Salad with fresh vine ripened tomatos and sweet red onion. Simple, quick and delicious. Very nice garnished with fresh basil strips.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line a platter with lettuce leaves.
  2. Cut tomatoes and onion into 1/4 inch slices.
  3. Line the lettuce leaves alternately with the tomato and onion slices. Drizzle olive oil and vinegar over. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Most Helpful

5 5

Saw this today, on "photo of the day" and "recipe of the day" and had to make it right away for "Saturday Lunch at the Farm". I had everything on hand from the farm, so this was easy, and a joy to behold. I wish I could eat this everyday, it just brings a smile to your day, and extra skip to your step. The layering was perfect, the dressing of the vegetables, spot on. Thank you for bringing such a joy to our day! Made for Derf, August 2009. Just because.

5 5

Excellent salad, Derf! I followed everything as written except I used Jane's Crazy Salt in place of the salt/pepper. I used perfect vine-ripened tomatoes and I agree with CG...that makes the dish! Thanks so much for posting!

5 5

Just excellent and definitely a repeater! This weekend for example. I made one serving portion and had to use cherry tomatoes b/c some bird pecked a big ole hole in the one Big Boy tomato that was finally ripe. I also chopped up the onion b/c of using the smaller tomatoes. No sea salt on hand and subbed kosher salt and used fresh ground Tellicherry pepper... YUMMY! Just too good! I imagine that the quality of the tomatoes will make a huge difference with this salad. Thanks, Derf!