Easy and Delicious Tomato Feta Summer Salad

Updated on September 1, 2017
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Pour blended olive oil and vinegar over tomatoes, mix gently, refrigerate for about an hour and enjoy!
Pour blended olive oil and vinegar over tomatoes, mix gently, refrigerate for about an hour and enjoy!

An easy, savory salad for the end of summer

My mother always had a garden when I was a child and always made a cucumber/tomato/onion salad with our fresh veggies. This is a recipe that reminds me of those fresh garden salads, minus the cucumbers and onions. I also make my mother's salad, but I do not grow cucumbers, so I don't make it as often as this one.

I threw this recipe together a few years back when I had four cherry tomato plants that produced crazy amounts of fruit. I wanted to make something that was quick and easy to put together that could use up a lot at once. This recipe is written for a pint of tomatoes but can easily be increased to use more tomatoes if you have them available (or coming out your ears, as I did). I love the feta cheese in this dish, but you could also use chunks of fresh mozzarella if you prefer. It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this savory dish that won't last long at a party. It's also great on Ritz crackers, which is my husband's favorite way to eat it. I love it plain, on crackers, and with naan bread. I hope you enjoy this salad; it truly is one of my end of summer favorites.

Ingredients

  • 1 Quart Cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 3 leaves Fresh Basil, chopped
  • 1/2-1 Small red onion, diced
  • 4 oz. Feta cheese, crumbles
  • 3 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
  • Sea Salt, freshly ground, to taste
  • Black Pepper, freshly ground, to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash cherry tomatoes. Slice in half. Place into small to medium sized bowl.
  2. Chop three fresh basil leaves into small pieces and add to tomatoes.
  3. Dice 1/2 of a red onion. You can add more if you love onion or a little less if you like it but do not love it. Add to bowl.
  4. Add 3 oz. crumbled feta cheese, save 1 oz. to garnish with when serving.
  5. Blend olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour gently over ingredients in bowl and fold together. Refrigerate for about an hour to let flavors meld together. Serve and Enjoy.
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Finished tomato feta summer saladI slice my cherry tomatoes right through the center where the stem attachesCherry tomatoes sliced in halfThis is how I dice my onions to get small squares, cut across each way and down but not all the way throughSimple seasonings for the dressingPour blended olive oil and vinegar over tomatoes, mix gently, refrigerate for about an hour and enjoy!
Finished tomato feta summer salad
Finished tomato feta summer salad
I slice my cherry tomatoes right through the center where the stem attaches
I slice my cherry tomatoes right through the center where the stem attaches
Cherry tomatoes sliced in half
Cherry tomatoes sliced in half
This is how I dice my onions to get small squares, cut across each way and down but not all the way through
This is how I dice my onions to get small squares, cut across each way and down but not all the way through
Simple seasonings for the dressing
Simple seasonings for the dressing
Pour blended olive oil and vinegar over tomatoes, mix gently, refrigerate for about an hour and enjoy!
Pour blended olive oil and vinegar over tomatoes, mix gently, refrigerate for about an hour and enjoy!
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    • amberld profile imageAUTHOR

      Amber Dahnke 

      10 months ago from New Glarus, WI

      I am taking another batch to a cookout today. If you try this, I hope you enjoy it!

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      Larry Rankin 

      10 months ago from Oklahoma

      That looks really light and refreshing.

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