Flavorful Marinated Tomatoes Recipe
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Flavorful Marinated Tomatoes Recipe

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This has been a favorite of family and friends for years. The dressing gives it a wonderful flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 3 tablespoons cider or red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 4 large tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced into 1/4-inch rings

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 150 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 232 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine garlic, salt, pepper, oregano and mustard. Whisk in vinegar and oil until well mixed. Stir in parsley. In a shallow serving dish, layer half of the tomato and onion slices. Drizzle with half of the dressing. Repeat layers. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Marinated Tomatoes in Country Extra September 2000, p51

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

"Made these yesterday and let them marinate overnight.  Unlike normal  sliced tomatoes, I almost shaved these along with the purple onion on the mandolin, then layered it as recipe stated and drizzled with dressing.  Since I don't care to EAT the actual onions but love the flavor, it was easy to pick them out and put on DH's plate.

Appy_Girl, I never would have thought about the addition of celery leaves but that sounds like an EXCELLENT idea !  Served the tomato salad with fresh corn on the cob, Asian grilled pork tenderloin and pot stickers dipped in the Asian sauce.
Salad was quite refreshing, as well as colorful.  Thanks for the recipe !

Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

"What a lovely refreshing recipe. Very deserving of the Fresh Tomato. Perfect side or salad. It's fresh and healthy.

I added some fresh chopped Celery tops to mine. I also allowed it to sit counter top for about an hour after completing the recipe. I shook it several times during that time.
Bought it to room temperature before serving.
Next time I will add a little more oregano, & garlic. I also will use fresh curly leafed parsley like a friend did.
It's fresh, basic, & simple. That works too !"

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2012

"Great way to use my bumper crop of tomatoes!"

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