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Tomato Onion Salad

"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


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 119 calories, 90g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 406mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • flabbergasted
    Aug 20, 2020

    Both my husband and I love this using our garden tomatoes! Great with fresh basil too, and so good on sandwiches.

  • iubooklover
    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! ;)

  • Jennyg972
    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.

  • Justquilting
    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!

  • driarliar120
    Aug 26, 2008

    what do you eat with this?

  • Jennyg972
    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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    May 20, 2007

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    May 16, 2007

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    May 16, 2007

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