Fresh Balsamic Tomato Salad Recipe

This balsamic tomato salad recipe is a healthy side dish that you can quickly throw together in less than 10 minutes. It’s simple, light, and refreshing, but don’t let its humble appearance fool you! The balsamic vinegar packs a bold flavor punch you won’t easily forget.

Balsamic tomatoes

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You can make all sorts of recipes with tomatoes. You can slice them for sandwiches, crush them for soups, puree them for pasta sauces. Really, the possibilities are endless!

But probably my favorite use for tomatoes – especially grape, cherry, and yellow pear varieties – is this simple balsamic tomato salad. It really couldn’t be easier to make, and it’s always a hit when I bring it to parties and other social gatherings.

This balsamic tomato salad is:

  • Whole food, plant-based
  • Oil-free
  • Vegan
  • 100% delicious!

So let me show you how to make a quick tomato salad out of balsamic vinegar and tomatoes.

Balsamic tomato salad

How to Make Balsamic Tomato Salad

This simple balsamic tomato salad recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes for a quick yet delicious side dish that’s a step above your ordinary garden salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp. fine sea salt

Instructions

  1. Wash the tomatoes and cut them in half.
  2. Add the tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and sea salt to a medium mixing bowl. Toss to coat well, making sure the salt is evenly distributed.
  3. Serve at room temperature or cold.

Recipe Notes

Any tomato variety will do well with this recipe, but the smaller tomatoes such as cherry, grape, and yellow pear look especially pretty in a serving bowl.

You can add a few leaves of basil or spinach to this recipe for a pop of green. Just thinly slice the leaves chiffonade style to get pretty ribbons that taste as good as they look. Chives also look nice without overpowering the flavor of the vinegar.

Balsamic tomato salad

More Thoughts on this Fresh Balsamic Tomato Salad Recipe

This is definitely my favorite quick tomato salad, and I just know you’ll love it as much as I do!

When you try it, please let me know how it turned out for you by leaving a comment below!

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Printable Recipe for Balsamic Tomato Salad

Here’s a printable version of the balsamic tomato salad recipe that you can print and keep for easy reference:

Balsamic tomatoes

Fresh Balsamic Tomato Salad

Summer Sebastian
This simple balsamic tomato salad recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes for a quick yet delicious side dish that’s a step above your ordinary garden salad. Whole food, plant-based, vegan, and oil-free.
Prep Time 7 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 36 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp. fine sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Wash the tomatoes and cut them in half.
  • Add the tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and sea salt to a medium mixing bowl. Toss to coat well, making sure the salt is evenly distributed.
  • Serve at room temperature or cold.

Notes

Any tomato variety will do well with this recipe, but the smaller tomatoes such as cherry, grape, and yellow pear look especially pretty in a serving bowl.
You can add a few leaves of basil or spinach to this recipe for a pop of green. Just thinly slice the leaves chiffonade style to get pretty ribbons that taste as good as they look. Chives also look nice without overpowering the flavor of the vinegar.
The calorie count for this recipe is approximate and should only be used for informational purposes.
Keyword plant-based, quick, salad, vegan
XO, Summer

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