Easy Italian Tomato Salad Recipe
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Easy Italian Tomato Salad Recipe

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My guests were delighted with the colorful fresh-tasting salad. It has a wonderful dressing—made with fresh basil and parsley—to complement the juicy tomato slices.—Faye Wortman, Evansville, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 127 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 108 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a blender, combine the first seven ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Arrange the tomatoes in a shallow serving dish; top with onion and dressing. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Italian Tomato Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2005, p48

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Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

"This is such a refreshing tomato salad, pesto taste without the pine nuts and parmesan"

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2011

"This is delicious.The dressing is wonderful over a Greek pasta salad."

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