Marinated Herbed Tomato Salad Recipe

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I make this pretty summer salad whenever I want to share two of my garden favorites—tomatoes and peppers—with family and friends! Try using all kinds of peppers from your garden to come up with a variety of color combinations and flavors.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 3 sweet peppers (combination green, red and yellow), sliced or chunked
  • 1 sweet Spanish onion (white or red), sliced
  • 1 cup pitted ripe olives
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup green onions with tops, snipped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil (use fresh if available)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram (use fresh if available)

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 298 calories, 27 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 576 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. Slice vegetables into glass serving bowl; add olives. Set aside. Combine dressing ingredients in screw-top jar; shake well. Pour over vegetables. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Marinated Herbed Tomato Salad in Country Woman July/August 1988, p29

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2015

"I grew up with my mom making this tomato salad. It's one of those recipes that is so much more than the sum of its ingredients. We look forward to making it every summer!"

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