Tomato Feta Salad Recipe
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Tomato Feta Salad Recipe

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One summer I combined my love for onions with a bumper crop of tomatoes and a homemade balsamic dressing. The result was this salad that receives thumbs-up approval whenever it's served. -Robert Golus of Greer, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Healthy Quick Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped sweet onion
  • 1 pound grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 121 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 412 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable


  1. In a large bowl, combine the vinegar, basil and salt. Add onion; toss to coat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, oil and feta cheese; toss to coat. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tomato Feta Salad in Light & Tasty August/September 2005, p25

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Reviewed Jul. 22, 2015

"Very good. I left out the raw onion"

Reviewed Jun. 8, 2015

"All 5 members of my family get into this salad, even when our 3 children were younger! I cook the red onion first in about 1/2 cup of water and microwave in order to get some of the strong flavor out since my family finds it more tolerable that way. Plain crumbled feta cheese is very acceptable. I also cut the dressing amount exactly in half, which I find just the right amount to add flavor but not drown the salad and give the solid ingredients a chance to speak for themselves! A wonderful combination of flavors and colors to attract the eye! Not the same old boring lettuce & tomato offering, that's for sure! Try it!"

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2012

"I have made this recipe so many times, and just cannot get enough. Guests also love it! To make it even healthier, I just put a dash of olive oil in it and use low fat or fat free feta. It is delicious!!! If I don't want the brown color I use white balsamic vinegar. The tastiest is the Modena Balsamic Vinegar, of course!"

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

"Mine didn't turn out anything like the picture. The balsamic vinegar turned the onions a brownish color. I also thought the balsamic overpowered the dish, and you couldn't taste as much of the delicious feta as I would have liked. Is it possible for a vinegar to be too strong or overly potent?"

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2010

"Made this over the summer with tomatoes fresh from the garden, delish!"

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