cherry tomato salad
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5 from 2 votes

Cherry Tomato Salad

Simple, easy, delicious cherry tomato salad that makes for a light side dish or meal for summers. This cherry tomato salad recipe is healthy, gut-friendly, gluten-free and vegan. 
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: side dish, starters
Cuisine: world
Servings: 3
Calories: 56kcal
Author: Dassana Amit

Ingredients

for oil & vinegar dressing

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar with mother - red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar or white vinegar
 can also be added instead
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil or ½ tablespoon chopped fresh basil

  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley or ½ tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon unrefined cane sugar or white sugar - add as per taste, optional

  • ¼ teaspoon salt or add as required
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed black pepper or black pepper powder - add as required

main ingredient

  • 200 grams cherry tomato

Instructions

preparation

  • Rinse the cherry tomatoes very well.
  • Drain all the water and let the water on them dry naturally for some minutes. 
  • Then halve the cherry tomatoes which are bigger in size keeping the smaller ones intact.

making oil & vinegar dressing

  • In a mixing bowl take the extra virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar. 
  • Sprinkle the herbs, sugar, salt and crushed black pepper or black pepper powder. 
  • Add minced or crushed garlic.
  • Whisk briskly so that the spices, herbs, oil, vinegar, salt and sugar are mixed evenly.

making cherry tomato salad

  • Add the halved cherry tomatoes.
  • Toss and mix so that the dressing coats the cherry tomatoes.
  • Serve cherry tomato salad immediately. Salads are best served fresh, especially tomato salads. If you are unable to do so, then refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours and serve later. however, on refrigeration, the taste of the tomato salad does change.
  • While serving you can even add some grated parmesan cheese. You can even sprinkle some herbs while serving. 

Notes

  • You can add more or less herbs. 
  • Sugar can be skipped completely. 
  • Instead of sugar you can also add other sweeteners like coconut sugar, palm sugar or honey. 
  • Grape tomatoes or small tomatoes can be replaced with cherry tomatoes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 145mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 15.2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.6mg