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Easy Tomato Salad

This Easy Tomato Salad uses end of summer tomatoes mixed with salty capers, creamy feta cheese, fresh parsley and mint, green onions and is tossed in a lemony sumac dressing. I love making this and serving on the side of grilled meats, adding it to hummus or rice bowls or adding it to pitas or wraps. 

Easy Tomato Salad in a blue bowl.

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EASY TOMATO SALAD

The end of summer is here and my garden is producing a lot of tomatoes. In my opinion garden tomatoes are the best tomatoes. My kids help me with the garden so the tomatoes are truly made with love. 

I am always looking for ways to ripe tomatoes in the summer months and salads are a great way to do just that. If you have farmer’s market tomatoes this is a great way to use those too.

Today’s Easy Tomato Salad mixes simple ingredients.  Fresh, ripe garden tomatoes with red onion, capers, feta cheese, fresh herbs, green onions and a light lemony dressing with a sprinkling of your favorite spices make the best tomato salad.

I used sumac in this salad but you could use za’atar, Italian or Greek seasoning or paprika. 

It makes the perfect side dish to many meals including this Air Fryer Cod, Grilled Beef Kofta Kebabs, Mediterranean Baked Turkey Meatballs or this Black Sea Bass Recipe or a healthy lunch.

Along with this Easy Tomato Salad I also rotate this Persian Tomato Salad, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Capers, Tomato Cucumber Feta Quinoa Salad, Easy Lebanese Salad or this Mediterranean Eggplant Salad into the mix. 

Other great ways to use this salad is on pitas, in wraps, on crusty bread, in rice bowls or hummus bowls. 

Easy Tomato Salad with ingredients.

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS EASY TOMATO SALAD

TOMATOES

RED ONION

CAPERS

FETA CHEESE

PARSLEY

FRESH MINT

GREEN ONIONS

FOR THE DRESSING:

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

LEMON JUICE

RED WINE VINEGAR

GARLIC

SUMAC OR SPICE OF YOUR CHOICE

KOSHER SALT

Easy Tomato Salad with capers and parsley.

HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS TOMATO SALAD

This salad is so easy to put together and makes a great side salad to any meal. 

MIX TOGETHER SALAD INGREDIENTS: 

In a large bowl add the tomatoes, red onion, capers, feta cheese, fresh parsley, mint and green onions.

Easy Tomato Salad ingredients in a mixing bowl.  

CREATE THE DRESSING:

In a mason jar mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, garlic, sumac, salt and pepper and mix well.

ADD THE DRESSING TO THE SALAD:

Pour half of the dressing over the salad and lightly toss. Taste and add more dressing. Serve right way.

Easy Tomato Salad with a spoon.

WAYS TO MODIFY THIS FRESH TOMATO SALAD

  • CHEESE: While feta cheese is great in this salad you can leave it out or try goat cheese. 
  • BEANS: Beans are another great addition. I like to try chickpeas, white beans, black beans or red beans. 
  • PROTEIN: I also really enjoy adding meats like salmon, shrimp, chicken or steak to this salad. 
  • VEGETABLES: Extra vegetables are always a nice addition. Try bell peppers, zucchini, radish, carrots or celery. 
  • OLIVES: I am a big fan of olives and love them in salads. Try adding kalamata or green olives.
  • GREENS: Adding greens into this salad is a nice healthy addition. Try arugula, romaine, swiss chard or spinach. 
  • OTHER ADDITIONS: Other ingredients you could add are artichokes, roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes or banana peppers. 
  • TOMATOES: You can use beefsteak tomatoes, roma tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes or any tomato you would like in this salad. 
  • DRESSING: You can use balsamic instead of red wine vinegar in the dressing. 
  • HERBS: Try adding other fresh herbs like oregano, dill, chives or fresh basil leaves.

Easy Tomato Salad with red onion.  

OTHER TOMATO RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

PERSIAN TOMATO CUCUMBER SALAD

TOMATO CUCUMBER FETA QUINOA SALAD

EASY LEBANESE SALAD

LEBANESE TABBOULEH

CUCUMBER TOMATO SALAD WITH YOGURT DRESSING

RATATOUILLE

SIMPLE MARINATED TOMATOES 

Easy Tomato Salad with logo.

Easy Tomato Salad with capers and parsley.

Easy Tomato Salad

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Easy Tomato Salad uses end of summer tomatoes mixed with salty capers, creamy feta cheese, fresh parsley and mint, green onions and is tossed in a lemony sumac dressing. I love making this and serving on the side of grilled meats, adding it to hummus or rice bowls or adding it to pitas or wraps. 

Ingredients

  • 4 to 5 medium tomatoes
  • 1/2 of a small red onion, sliced
  • 2 ounces of capers, drained
  • 5 ounces of feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped

  • 4 green onions, white and green parts chopped

FOR THE DRESSING

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 of a lemon, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sumac {or spice of your choice}
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl add the tomatoes, red onion, capers, feta cheese, parsley, mint and green onions.
  2. In a mason jar mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, garlic, sumac, salt and pepper and mix well.
  3. Pour half of the dressing over the salad and lightly toss.
  4. Taste and add more dressing.
  5. Serve right way.

Notes

Storage: You can store this in an airtight container for up to 2 days but I will say that this salad is best the first day. I find the tomatoes start to get soft and there is a lot of access water in the salad. You can drain the water and add more dressing when you are ready to serve the salad.

You can make this salad using cherry tomatoes or any variety of tomato you like.

This salad is customizable to what you have on hand. Some other ingredients that are nice in this salad are artichokes, roasted red peppers, cucumber or bell pepeprs.

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