The Best Tomato Salad

This salad is not only vibrant and pretty; it is The Best Tomato Salad I’ve ever had. I know it may look simple and boring, and yes, it is simple, but trust me, this salad is definitely NOT boring. It’s so fresh and flavorful!


I love tomatoes, cherry tomatoes are one of my favorite snacks. But as amazing as they are, they can taste even better. Yes! A few basic ingredients turn humble tomatoes into this INCREDIBLY TASTY SIDE. Feel like turning this fuss-free salad into a meal. Add cold pasta, quinoa, chickpeas or rice to make a truly delicious and satisfying dish. Or spread a good amount of hummus on a toasty slice of sourdough bread, top it with this yummy tomato salad and enjoy a lovely bruschetta! So many possibilities. And still, it’s quite perfect on its own.


This salad is fresh, crunchy, juicy, a little tart and a little sweet. It’s the perfect mixture of flavors and textures. And I hope you love it as much as we do.

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The Best Tomato Salad

This salad is healthy, super easy to make and incredibly flavorful. It’s also very versatile, it can be a refreshing side dish or a yummy bruschetta topping. Either way, it’s delicious and a great way to enjoy seasonal tomatoes.
Prep Time 15 mins
Servings 4



  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes, halved - I used a mixture of red and yellow
  • ½ cup parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 10 big basil leaves, finely chopped
  • cup dates, finely chopped (the size of a raisin)
  • ¼ cup toasted almonds, finely chopped*
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar


  • Place sliced onion and garlic cloves in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside for ten minutes while you prepare the rest. Then drain and rinse with cold water. Bye-bye pungent taste, hello delicious mild flavor.
  • Place all dressing ingredients in a big bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Add all salad ingredients to that big bowl, including the onion and garlic cloves. Add salt and pepper to taste. Gently toss to combine.
  • Enjoy this fresh and vibrant salad!


*To toast the almonds, preheat the oven to 350 °F / 180 °C. Place almonds in a baking tray (no oil) and bake for 10 minutes or until golden.

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