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Cherry tomato salad on a white plate with torn bread and red wine vinaigrette on the side.

5 Ingredient Cherry Tomato Summer Salad

5 ingredients that will make a brilliant tomato salad with red wine vinaigrette! Great for summer and great to serve as a side. Enjoy!
Course Appetizer, side
Cuisine non specific
Keyword tomato and cucumber salad, tomato and onion salad, tomato salad recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 378 kcal
Author Nicolas


Cherry Tomato Salad:

  • 500 g of cherry tomatoes halved
  • 200 g of cucumber de-seeded and sliced
  • 200 g of red onion peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
  • 5-6 blocks of ice
  • 1 pinch of salt

Red Wine Vinaigrette:


Cherry Tomato Salad:

  1. Get a large bowl, and then add your ice. Fill the bowl up with water and then add your sliced onions. Leave the onions in the bowl for about 5 minutes before straining.

  2. Meanwhile, mix your cherry tomatoes and cucumber together in a large bowl.
  3. Once you've drained the onions, put your red wine vinegar and a pinch of salt in a bowl, then add your onions, making sure they are coated in that vinegar.

  4. Let the onion marinate in the red wine vinegar for a few minutes before draining on kitchen paper and then adding to the salad.

Red Wine Vinaigrette:

  1. Put your extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper in a bowl and then whisk until well combined.

  2. Store in something that allows you to easily spoon or pour the dressing over the salad (give the dressing a stir each time before you spoon/pour it over the salad).

Recipe Notes

  • To prepare the onions, soak them in a bowl of ice cold water for 5 minutes. Then add them to a bowl with both red wine vinegar and a pinch of salt. Let the onions marinate in the red wine vinegar for a few minutes before adding them to the salad.
  • Taking the harsh strength out of onion is a great idea if you're going to eat it raw.
  • You can make the vinaigrette by whisking the ingredients together, or you can shake the 2 ingredients in a tightly sealed jam jar.
  • You could replace the red wine vinegar with balsamic vinegar to make the vinaigrette. Or you could make a balsamic glaze by reducing balsamic vinegar by half. Which is demonstrated in this Mini Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze recipe, and this Roasted Cherry Tomato & Garlic Bread Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze recipe.
  • Mint, basil, mozzarella, feta, goats cheese, avocado, fish, steak and chorizo are other great ingredients you could add to this salad.
  • This recipe is wonderful as a side or as an appetiser. And it's fantastic when served with a nice loaf of torn bread.
  • This salad should keep in the fridge for about 3-5 days.
  • This whole recipe has approximately 1512 calories, which is 378 calories per person.
Nutrition Facts
5 Ingredient Cherry Tomato Summer Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 344
% Daily Value*
Fat 38.2g59%
Saturated Fat 5.5g34%
Sodium 591mg26%
Potassium 454mg13%
Carbohydrates 11.7g4%
Fiber 2.9g12%
Sugar 6.3g7%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.