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Ingredients for Onion and Tomato Salad

Tomato and Onion Salad with Blue Cheese

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


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


  • 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.