If you need a super simple side dish this marinated tomato salad is perfect. It works well with fresh from the garden tomatoes in the summer, but it is also delicious all year long with store bought tomatoes.
Marinated tomato salad is one of my favorite summer salads to make.
If you live in an area where tomatoes grow well, like Oklahoma, you might get tired of tomatoes by the end of summer.
I know, I know, many of you would love to have garden fresh tomatoes. You can’t imagine getting tired of them. But there have been many summers where we have so many tomatoes that we get tired of them.
I love this marinated tomato salad because it is a great way to change up your basic tomatoes to serve them a little bit differently.
I have served this to my family as a side dish, but I have also taken it to many church dinners and picnics. It is always a favorite.
Tomatoes and a little cheese, with a simple homemade dressing.
- cherry or grape tomatoes, red, yellow, or orange work
- balsamic vinegar
- olive oil
- feta cheese
- fresh basil is best, but dried will work
- fresh parsley is best, but dried will work
Marinated Tomato Salad
Marinated Tomato Salad is a simple tomato side dish perfect for summer or anytime of year.
- 4 cups of cherry or grape tomatoes, I just used a bunch from my garden. I did not measure, but I think this is close.
- 4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- Slice the tomatoes in half and combine with the remaining ingredients.
- Refrigerate this for several hours so that the flavors combine well.
- Serve and enjoy!
A 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil and dried parsley can be used in place of fresh herbs, but fresh really is best.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.
Originally posted August 2009. Updated July 2022.
If you’re still overwhelmed with those little tomatoes, try halving them, tossing them with some olive oil and herbs, roasting them, then freezing them in jars or baggies. Nice fresh tomato taste in the middle of winter, when you’re not so tired of them!
I might possibly be drooling over this 🙂 I love tomatoes and feta and every. other. ingredient in this.
Plus, the picture! NOM!!!