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Tomato salad

*Best* Fresh Tomato Salad

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This flavor-popping marinated balsamic tomato salad with fresh herbs is the best way to use juicy ripe summer tomatoes. In a word: wow.


  • 46 large ripe tomatoes, heirloom or multi-colored if possible
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh herbs (such as basil, thyme, oregano)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • Fresh ground pepper


  1. Slice the tomatoes into wedges, leaving the seeds attached. Cut off any tough parts of the core.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir gently to combine.
  3. Cover and rest at room temperature for 30 minutes (or up to 2 hours) before serving.
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Tomato salad, Balsamic tomatoes, How to tell if a tomato is ripe