Tomatoes are ripe, sweet and juicy right now and I don’t know about you, but I can’t seem to get enough of this amazing red fruit. Since we grow mint, I’ve been making this super fresh tomato salad with mint every single day. Sometimes even twice a day at lunch and dinner!
So, if you’re looking for ways to enjoy summer tomatoes, grab them and try this easy tomato salad recipe. The preparation should take you no longer than 5-10 minutes. And this tomato side dish goes with pretty much anything – meat, fish, rice, feta cheese or even legumes!
Tomato Salad Recipe
I told you I’ve been dealing with some tomato overflow recently. I’m not complaining, we’re happy with it. I love tomatoes, my little boy loves tomatoes – it’s the only fresh “vegetable” that he would eat…And even my husband who usually takes every single fresh vegetable off his burger has become a fan of tomatoes.
They’re just so amazing! But, just like with avocados, you’ve got to be quick, otherwise, they go bad like Rihanna within about a week.
So, aside from freezing huge bags of tomato sauce, I’ve also been making quite a few tomato salads like this one and this one. And now I’m sharing another easy salad recipe with tomatoes that I think will blow you away.
Well if you like mint. This healthy tomato salad is great if you have a lot of fresh ripe tomatoes that you want to use up ASAP! It’s so refreshing, so healthy and so easy to make!
How To Make Tomato Salad
Making a simple tomato salad could not be easier! Can you wash and chop tomatoes? Then you’ve got all the skills you need to make this tasty side dish. Here’s what you need to do:
- wash the tomatoes and the mint
- peel the onion
- chop all vegetables
- put them into a bowl
- add olive oil and salt, then decorate
You could also add in fresh lemon juice if you love it. When it comes to salads with tomatoes, I usually get enough acidity from the tomatoes and don’t add lemon or lime juice. Personal preference, do what you feel you need to do.
The entire cooking show should take you about 10 minutes max, and you won’t be left with a pile of dishes to clean up.
Tomato Mint Salad Ingredients
Tomatoes. Use fresh and ripe, juicy tomatoes. I originally made this tomato salad in July when we had buckets full of fresh tomatoes.
Mint. Don’t get me wrong, when you have juicy tomatoes, this salad would taste good even if you don’t add anything to it. But adding that mint gives it a nice, new freshness and flavor.
Sesame seeds. Toast some sesame seeds for even more flavor! I originally started toasting tomatoes when I was pregnant and was trying to avoid salt. It works and it tastes sooooo good – I still do it.
Onion. Use a small onion here, it’s always a good addition to tomato salads.
Olive oil. Why overcomplicate things with making a dressing? The mint, onion, tomatoes and sesame seeds add enough flavor to this salad and it’s completed, not masked, with the addition of some olive oil.
You can go as crazy as you desire with this tomato salad recipe. For example, you could:
- crumble feta all over for some saltiness
- chop up some olives and throw them in there
- use mint and not basil
- add in some arugula for extra flavor and vitamins
These are just some obvious options you can play around with. I actually recommend using what you have and what you feel will go well in this salad. Trust your inner cook!
- 5 tomatoes, chopped
- 3 Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
- handful mint leaves
- 1 onion
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- salt to taste
- Wash your tomatoes and the mint leaves, peel the onion.
- Chop the tomatoes, the onion and mint.
- Add them to a bowl, add olive oil and salt to taste.
- Serve immediately.
A super fresh tomato mint salad! This healthy salad that is the perfect side dish to serve with dinner or lunch.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 212mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 4g
I really hope you give this tomato salad a try! It has become one of my favorites!
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This recipe was first published in August 2019 and updated in August 2022.