Monday, November 29, 2021

Mediteranean Tomato and Red Onion Salad

Tomato and red onion salad is simple to prepare yet makes a lovely presentation and is very delicious. It's made of a few ingredients and can be thrown together quickly. With all the rich heavy food for the holidays, why not serve some healthy low calorie salads as well. 

Tomato, Vegetables, Knife, Food, Produce

I like the combination of red ripe tomatoes with some pungent sweet red onion, parsley, black olives, green onion, and spices. 
Splashed with a simple citrus salad dressing, these tomatoes are at their best.
Onion, Chopped Onion, Tropea Red Onion

This salad goes well with most kinds of food, but especially well with Italian food.

Tomatoes, Garlic, Spring Onions, Parsely

Who doesn't like tomatoes?  It's the perfect base for a delicious easy salad. In fact, I like to serve a variety of salads that do not contain lettuce such as my shredded carrot salad, tomato salad, and a quinoa salad. The salads go with any kind of meal. 

As a vegan, I like to make soup and salad meals. There are 8 nights of Hanukkah which started yesterday (Sunday night). 

My Chanukah potato latke serving platter 

I will make soup, salad, and potato pancakes at least two of the nights and the other nights probably soup, salad, and sweet potato dish or another starch.

Christmas dinner at my friend Bobbi's house Dec 2019 (pre-covid)

These salads are also perfect for Christmas celebration. The red color of tomatoes is a perfect addition to a lovely table and the (link)  carrot salad is festive, light, and delicious too.

6 medium-large tomatoes, quartered
1 small red onion, diced 
1/4 cup of chopped scallions
1/4 cup of capers
10 pitted black olives

Assemble ingredients and toss with Italian dressing or the following homemade oil-free dressing. 

1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon of maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon of Italian seasoning 
1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder 
Salt and cracked pepper to taste 

Shared on Souper Sunday where anyone can share a soup, sammie or salad recipe. Come check out the shared recipes.


  1. What a beautiful salad! And perfect for a light dish to balance out heavier holiday food. Happy Hanukkah!

  2. Happy Hanukkah! I know you'll have some wonderful food for the holidays!

  3. Delicious and tasty salad!!....I made it similar, but with vinegar....I love the combination of red onion and tomatoes!!.........Abrazotes, Marcela

  4. This salad looks so yummy. Wonderful Post! Have a great day!
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  5. I will try that dressing.

    Happy Hanukkah. Blessings to you and your family.

  6. Nice latke serving platter for Hannukah! 😃

  7. I love your Chanukah serving platter! It's so cheerful and colorful and goes with all of your other festive kitchenware. I hope that you and your family have a very happy, happy Chanukah. :)

  8. The salad looks good and beautiful.

  9. Tomato and onion salads are evergreen and goes with all meals. We love it too and make in 3-4 different forms. Have a very happy Chanukah!

  10. This looks wonderful! Lotta flavor, lotta color -- just perfect. Thanks!

  11. Mediterranean salads are very popular here. Your recipe looks great. It is very colorful and i am sure it must be delicious.

  12. This ia simple and flavorful salad! Love the table setting too!

  13. I love a simple tomato salad like this. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays. Happy Hanukkah!


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