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Tomato Salad with Feta Cheese

Tomatoes and Feta Cheese Salad

This tricolor tomato salad with feta cheese is a refreshing and delicious summer salad that is perfect for a light lunch or dinner. It is made with fresh tri-color tomatoes, feta cheese, and a simple vinaigrette dressing. This salad is easy to make and can be customized to your liking.

The combination of sweet tomatoes, salty feta cheese, and tangy vinaigrette dressing is simply irresistible. The salad is also packed with nutrients, including vitamins A and C, potassium, and calcium. It is a great way to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables.

If you are looking for a quick and easy summer salad that is sure to please, give this tricolor tomato salad a try. You won’t be disappointed!

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Tri-color Tomatoes: A Versatile Treat

Tri-color tomatoes, with their vibrant red, yellow, and orange stripes, are a visual delight and a burst of flavor. Unlike their red counterparts, tri-color tomatoes offer a delightful sweetness that makes them a versatile treat, perfect for appetizers, salads, or refreshing snacks.

These tomatoes are especially juicy and flavorful, making them a true culinary delight. While botanically classified as fruits, tomatoes are often considered vegetables due to their savory taste and culinary applications. However, their sweetness and the presence of fructose, a fruit sugar, solidify their status as fruits.

Whether enjoyed on their own or incorporated into various dishes, tri-color tomatoes add a touch of elegance and a burst of flavor to any meal. Their versatility allows them to be enjoyed raw, cooked, or even roasted, making them a true culinary chameleon.

So, next time you’re at the market, keep an eye out for these vibrant beauties. With their captivating appearance and delightful flavor, tri-color tomatoes are sure to elevate your culinary creations.

Tomatoes and Feta Cheese

The ingredients you will need for the tomato salad

Cherry tri-color tomatoes: These sweet and juicy tomatoes add a burst of color and flavor to the salad. Their vibrant red, yellow, and orange hues make them visually appealing, while their delicate sweetness complements the other ingredients perfectly.

Sea salt or kosher salt: Salt enhances the natural flavors of the other ingredients and adds a touch of salinity, balancing the sweetness of the tomatoes.

Fresh ground black pepper: Black pepper adds a subtle heat and complexity to the salad, complementing the other flavors without overpowering them.

Thinly sliced red onions: Thinly sliced red onions add a sharp, pungent flavor to the salad, providing a nice contrast to the sweetness of the tomatoes. The onions also add a bit of texture to the salad. (Optional)

Extra virgin olive oil: Extra virgin olive oil is a healthy and flavorful oil that adds richness and depth to the salad. It also helps to bind the ingredients together.

Champagne or rice wine vinegar: Champagne or rice wine vinegar adds a touch of acidity to the salad, which helps to brighten the flavors of the other ingredients.

Garlic, minced: Garlic adds a pungent, savory flavor to the salad, which complements the other ingredients. Minced garlic provides a more subtle garlic flavor than whole garlic cloves.

Crumbled feta cheese: Crumbled feta cheese adds a salty, tangy flavor to the salad, which provides a nice contrast to the sweetness of the tomatoes. Feta cheese also adds a bit of creaminess to the salad.

Chopped fresh basil: Chopped fresh basil adds a bright, herbaceous flavor to the salad, which complements the other ingredients. Fresh basil also adds a bit of freshness to the salad.

Instructions to make the tomato salad

To prepare this simple and flavorful salad, start by arranging the tri-color tomatoes in a salad bowl and seasoning them with salt and pepper. If using, add thinly sliced red onions over the tomatoes. In a separate bowl, whisk together olive oil, champagne vinegar, and minced garlic. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and gently toss to coat the ingredients evenly. Adjust the seasoning with additional salt and vinegar if desired. To finish, top the salad with crumbled feta cheese and garnish with freshly chopped basil. Serve immediately and enjoy the delightful combination of flavors and textures.

Notes & Tips:

  • Use fresh herbs, such as basil or parsley, for a more flavorful tomato salad.
  • If you don’t have cherry tomatoes, you can use regular tomatoes and dice them into small pieces.
  • You can also add cooked pasta, farro, or quinoa.
  • You can also add other vegetables to this salad, such as cucumbers, peppers, or onions.
  • This salad is best served immediately but can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.

Additional information the tomato salad:

  • This tomato salad is a good source of vitamins C and A, potassium, and calcium.
  • It is also a good source of protein from feta cheese.
  • This salad is perfect for a picnic or potluck.
  • This tomato salad can be enjoyed with various dishes such as Lasagna, Cajun Fried Pork, and Shrimp.

I hope you enjoy this delicious tricolor cherry tomato salad with feta cheese!

Tomatoes and Feta Cheese Salad

Tricolor Tomatoes and Feta Cheese Salad

Indulge in the sweetness and versatility of tri-color tomato salad with feta cheese, nature's candy in disguise. Discover their culinary magic as appetizers, salads, or snacks.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salads and Veggies
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 90 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound cherry tri-color tomatoes sliced into halves
  • sea salt or kosher salt to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onions optional
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon champagne or rice wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Instructions
 

  • Arrange tomatoes in a salad bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Add onions over the tomatoes if using.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine olive oil, champagne vinegar, and garlic; drizzle over salad and gently toss to combine.
  • Adjust the taste for salt and vinegar.
  • Top the salad with crumbled feta.
  • Garnish with chopped basil. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use fresh herbs, such as basil or parsley, for a more flavorful salad.
  • If you don’t have cherry tomatoes, you can use regular tomatoes and dice them into small pieces.
  • You can also add cooked pasta, farro, or quinoa.
  • You can also add other vegetables to this salad, such as cucumbers, peppers, or onions.
  • This salad is best served immediately but can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.
  • This salad is a good source of vitamins C and A, potassium, and calcium.
  • It is also a good source of protein from feta cheese.
  • This salad is perfect for a picnic or potluck.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 90kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 156mgPotassium: 277mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 660IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 1mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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