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Tomato and Onion Salad with Blue Cheese

A delightful light salad.

Tomato and Onion Salad

Sometimes the simplest recipes can taste so amazingly delicious, and this salad is one of those recipes.

It’s quick and easy to make, full of flavor and looks so pretty and colorful when served.

Tomato and Onion Salad

Thickly sliced vine ripened tomatoes, thinly sliced onion and olive oil are the main ingredients for this salad.

When sliced thin, the red onion isn’t overbearing because it quickly absorbs the olive oil and adds wonderful texture to the dish.

Fresh parsley and crumbled blue cheese are added for more layers for delicious flavor.

And the toppings can be changed up to your liking.

Instead of parsley and blue cheese, fresh basil and crumbled feta would taste really good too.

This salad makes a nice appetizer or side dish that can be served any time of the year as long as fresh vine ripened tomatoes are available.

If you grow your own tomatoes, even better.

Each year when the weather gets warm I plant tomatoes and some years yield more tomatoes than others.

Tomato Plant and Leaves

In this tomato plant from my vegetable garden there’s a small critter hanging out.  Do you see it?

Tomato Plant in Ground

If a tomato from one of my tomato plants gets a little too ripe or if a critter has dined on it, I’ll bury the tomato in mulch nearby and sometimes another tomato plant will grow from it in the future.

The tomato plant in the picture above grew from a tomato that I previously buried.

Since I change up the type of tomatoes I plant each year, it’s nice when the tomatoes grow this way because it’s a surprise what type of tomato they’ll turn out to be.

Here are more recipes with sliced tomatoes you may like “Peppered Bacon, Avocado and Blue Cheese Sliders“, “Cheesy Roasted Garlic Bread with Tomato” and “Roasted Asparagus and Tomato Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese“.

Let’s check out the ingredients for this tomato and onion salad.

Ingredients for Onion and Tomato Salad

Vine ripened tomatoes, red onion, olive oil, fresh parsley, salt and crumbled blue cheese

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

Sliced Tomatoes on Cutting Board

Slice the tomatoes into fairly thick slices (about ½ inch wide slices).

Sliced Tomatoes on Plate

Lay the tomato slices on a large flat serving plate or platter.

Sliced Tomatoes on Plate

Sprinkle a little salt on top of each tomato slice.

Sliced Red Onions on Plate

For each slice of tomato, cut one very thin slice of red onion.

Sliced Onion on Tomatoes

Lay a slice of red onion over each slice of tomato.

Sliced Onion on Tomatoes

Sliced Onion on Tomatoes

Sliced Onion on Tomatoes

Next, generously drizzle olive oil on top of each slice of onion so that the tomato is covered in the olive oil as well.

Depending on the size of your plate, you may need more olive oil.

Chopped Parsley on Board

Chop the parsley (or fresh basil if preferred).

Onion Slices on Tomatoes

Sprinkle parsley on top of the slices of onion.

Sliced Onion on Tomatoes

Cover with plastic wrap and…

Sliced Onion on Tomatoes

…let sit in the refrigerator for an hour before serving.

Sliced Onion on Tomatoes

Sliced Onion on Tomatoes

Just before serving…

Sliced Onion and Tomato Salad

…top with crumbled blue cheese…

Tomato and Onion Salad

…serve and enjoy.

Tomato Plant Leaf

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Tomato Plant with Yellow Bud

More Salad Recipes You May Like:

Roasted Beet Salad with Blueberries and Mustard Dressing

Easy Potato Salad with Egg

Spicy and Sweet Shrimp Salad

Simple Coleslaw

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Ingredients for Onion and Tomato Salad

Tomato and Onion Salad with Blue Cheese

A delightful light salad.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
(Resting time not included in total time): 1 hour
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tomato and Onion Salad, Tomato Salad
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 extra large vine ripened tomatoes
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 large red onion
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Slice the tomatoes into fairly thick slices (about ½ inch wide slices). Lay the tomato slices on a large flat serving plate or platter. Sprinkle a little salt on each slice of tomato.
  • For each tomato slice, cut one very thin slice of red onion. Lay a slice of red onion over each slice of tomato. 
  • Generously drizzle olive oil over the top of each slice of onion so that the tomato is covered in the olive oil as well. Depending on the size of your plate, you may need more olive oil.
  • Sprinkle parsley on top of each slice of onion.  Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in the refrigerator for an hour before serving.
  • Just before serving, top with crumbled blue cheese.  
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This recipe was originally posted on October 20, 2011.

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11 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for adding me on foodbuzz. I’m so glad I checked out your blog. This is an awesome site. The layout is super cool and efficient. Your photos are lovely and your recipes are so simple. I’m going to try this tomatoe one soon. Maybe I’ll add mozzarella for a caprese-inspired salad. Keep up the good work.

  2. Yum, this looks fantastic! Great colors – a lovely salad! 🙂

  3. All the pics look so bright and gorgeous, and summery!! I hope your tomatoes keep producing for a long time!!

  4. So delicious and simple!

  5. Looks absolutely delicious! New follower 🙂

  6. I love this presentation GORGEOUS. The flavors are right on too. Love this recipe!