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Hello summer! Nothing screams summer to me more than a fresh tomato salad. Tomatoes are bountiful in the summertime, and I find myself incorporating them into every meal imaginable. In past years, I have grown tomatoes. Which has elevated my need to have to come up with a wide-variety of tomato recipes. I’ve been making this TTomato & Onion Salad Marinated with Balsamic Vinaigrette for quite some time now. It is absolutely the perfect side dish to any grilled meal.
After traveling up to Maine a few weeks ago it helped wrap my head around why people who live in colder climates really do relish every single day of the warmer weather. Living in Florida (and for the most part having warm weather year round) take the warm weather for granted. So as you make this recipe and enjoy it I hope you’ll relish the freshness and flavors of summer!
I love the Litehouse® Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing & Marinade because it isn’t as strong and pungent as traditional balsamic vinegar. It has a silky smooth texture and is well balanced giving just the right amount of balsamic in every bite.
Thankfully, my two-year old daughter is veggie obsessed–specifically, tomatoes. She could eat a tomato like an apple if I let her. She typically likes them plain with nothing on them—just enjoys the sweetness from nature. I wasn’t sure how she would do with this tomato salad, but after one bite she began to gobble the tomatoes up.
What kitchen tools do you need to make a marinated tomato salad?
Here are a few of the kitchen tools I find helpful to make a marinated tomato salad. Most are basic kitchen tools that you most likely have on hand, others are items I find helpful in the kitchen.
How do you make Tomato & Onion Salad Marinated with Balsamic Vinaigrette?
I love how easy this salad comes together, and how versatile it can be. I’ll make it in the morning right after I’m done cleaning up breakfast, so that the tomatoes can soak in the Litehouse® Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing & Marinade for at least 4 to 6 hours. It’s perfect side dish to incorporate with a dinner on the grill, or even a side for a summer potluck.
This salad is very simple to create. There is absolutely no cooking time and it takes about ten minutes to prep. First you’ll want to wash, pat dry, and cut the tomatoes into eight slices per tomato.
Place the tomatoes in a large container (preferably one that has a lid, but if not you can use plastic wrap). Then, thinly slice the red onions using OXO Handheld Mandoline Slicer. If you don’t have one, don’t worry. Just make your cuts as thin as possible.
Add the red onions to the container. Pour on the Litehouse® Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing & Marinade. Mix well and place a lid on the container. Place in your refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours to chill and marinade. Right before you are ready to serve I like to add fresh herbs and season with salt and pepper. Give the tomato salad another good mix and serve immediately.
Easy Tomato Recipes:
Here are a few of my favorite easy tomato recipes anyone can make at home! They don’t necessarily pair well together, but they all have one thing in common–they are loaded with tomatoes!
- Pesto Bucatini with Shrimp and Grape Tomatoes
- Instant Pot Coconut Curry Lentil Tomato Soup
- Spinach, Arugula and Cherry Tomato Flatbread
- Cherry Tomato and Chorizo Omelet
- Grape Tomato & Ricotta Crostini
- Oven Roasted Grape Tomatoes
Even the least skilled cook can make this easy recipe for Balsamic Marinated Tomato and Onion Salad. Absolutely, no cooking required. Just a little prep work, slicing, and marinating!
Tomato & Onion Salad Marinated with Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 8 to matoes on the vine quartered
- 1/4 Cup red onion
- 1/3 Cup Litehouse® Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing & Marinade
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil chiffonade
- Salt and pepper to taste
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