Simple tomato salad


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes8 servings


  • 4 ripe plum or beefsteak tomatoes

  • 3 green tomatoes, such as green zebra

  • 1 pint yellow or red teardrop or grape tomatoes, or a combination

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes

  • 1/2 small red onion

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  • 12 fresh basil leaves

  • 1/4 cup Italian dressing, or your favourite vinaigrette


  • Cut plum or beefsteak and green tomatoes into quarters or chunky wedges. Slice teardrop or grape tomatoes and cherry tomatoes in half. Slice onion into thin strips. Place tomatoes and onion in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add basil leaves, then pour dressing overtop. Gently toss until tomatoes are evenly coated. Tumble onto a large platter and serve immediately or leave at room temperature up to 2 hours or refrigerate up to 4 hours.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 80, Protein 1.5g, Carbohydrates 8g, Fat 5.5g, Fibre 1.8g, Sodium 276mg.

All juicy ripe tomatoes really need is a hint of vinaigrette and some garden-fresh basil to highlight their flavour. A selection of tomato colours and varieties makes an eye-catching salad.