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Gorgeous Fresh Tomato Salad

Updated on August 3, 2014


5 stars from 1 rating of Fresh Tomato Salad

Mama Knows Best

This beauty is a recipe that comes from my mom. This is a salad I ate often as a kid, as it made quite a few appearances on the table. It was frequently served for dinner in the summertime, when the local tomatoes were booming. It compliments well with any grilled meat, fresh green vegetable and fresh crusty bread. Steak and asparagus in particular, I think all of these flavors just go so well together and create an impressive dish. Very fresh, very delicious and quite healthy too! You can even add some fresh cheeses to give it a different variation. I suggest cubed fresh Mozzarella, crumbled Gorgonzola or Feta. Yum!!

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 6-8 Servings


  • 5-6 Fresh Tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic, sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  1. Wash and dry the tomatoes.
  2. Slice the tomatoes into 1 inch wedges, place in a medium size serving bowl and set aside. Slice garlic and add to tomato bowl.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and toss together to coat the tomatoes evenly.
  4. Add Italian Seasoning, Salt and Pepper to taste. Toss again. Serve at room temperature.


* Get the best looking tomatoes you can find, the fresher and more flavorful the better. Since this is a salad and the tomatoes will not be cooked. You really want to make sure you have the best ingredients possible.


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      Marie Flint 3 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida USA

      Sounds good, Samantha. You could also change the ingredients and make fresh salsa or gazpacho! Cold fruits and veggies make wonderful summer dishes. Sometimes I find myself eating platefuls of refrigerated watermelon just to keep cool.

      Voted useful.

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      Horia Pop 3 years ago from Romania

      We grow a few tomatoes at home, in our balcony, but I don't think we get more than a pound or two per year, since they're grown in pots. How I wish I had some land...

      I'm also working on several articles about my favorite summer salads, and guess what, tomato salad is first on the list.

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      Samantha Cole 3 years ago from Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey

      Mmm. This would be superb with home grown tomatoes! And the onions are a lovely idea! Thank you Rochelle for checking out the recipe and the feedback!! Definitely look at the other recipes, you may find more you like!! Best.

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      Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country

      I do love fresh home-grown tomatoes. There was an Italian restaurant near where I used to live, that served a similar salad-- which included sliced sweet onions... the best, ever.