Refreshing, Simple Tomato Salad for Summer
10 mins (prep 10)
8 ingredients
3-4 servings
Nothing compares to a vine-ripened tomato with the season's sweet onions! Do try to make this very plain salad when tomatoes are at their best! This is a healthy family meal starter, or a side dish with grilled meats -- or an everyday summer delight. If made with inferior tomatoes and sharp onion, the result will not be as enjoyable. Dried basil is used on purpose, as it can be quite good and can be used liberally. Otherwise, finely chop fresh basil.

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  • 3 -4 tomatoes, large, ripe, pref. organic
  • 1 onion, very large, sweet (vidalia or texas grano, not a sharp onion)
  • 2 teaspoons salt, freshly ground from sea salt crystals (use maldon or himalayan or fleur de sel, all of which is tastier than table salt)
  • 1 -2 teaspoon pepper, coarsely ground
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil


Serving Size (5.98 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 4.86 Calories from Fat 0.27
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.03g 0.16%
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.15%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1550.4mg 193.8%
Total Carbohydrate 1.13g 1.13%
Dietary Fiber 0.43 g 5.17%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.17g 1.03%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.35mg%
Calcium 5.31mg% Iron 0.25mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dried basil