Tomato Onion Salad Recipe
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Tomato Onion Salad Recipe

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"I worked as a summer cook at a Wyoming ranch for more than 20 years, and I made this marinated salad often," writes Nell Cruse of Ontario, Oregon. "It was obviously a favorite because there were never any leftovers."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 medium sweet onions, thinly sliced and separate into rings
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 119 calories, 90 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 406 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat.


  1. Layer tomatoes and onions in a shallow serving dish. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the remaining ingredients; shake well. Drizzle over salad. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tomato Onion Salad in Taste of Home August/September 2004, p45

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Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

"I make a salad just like this, with the addition of a little monterey jack cheese. To turn it into a meal, add a can of good quality tuna or drained canned white beans, and crumble a slice or two of bacon over it. I never have leftovers, even when I double the recipe for that purpose! ;)"

Reviewed Sep. 2, 2010

"I love, love, love this tomato onion salad. I make it on a weekly basis in the summer. I can't get enough. I guess you can say I am addicted to it. Every time I take it to a get together someone asks me for the recipe. Thanks so much for this great salad."

Reviewed Jul. 11, 2010

"This was excellent! You know your on to something when half way through the meal your husband runs to the kitchen to slice more tomatoes to add to the marinade. Will make again and again!! Thanks!"

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2008

"what do you eat with this?"

Reviewed Aug. 17, 2008

"This is a #1 recipe that I will prepare again and again. My aunt makes this recipe and my uncle will put the tomatoes and onions on his sandwiches."

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