Quick and Easy Tomato Salad Recipe

Quick and Easy Tomato Salad Recipe

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This Tomato Salad recipe is a quick and simple recipe – perfect for a last minute invite to a potluck or summer barbecue. 

Tomato Salad is a quick and easy recipe and perfect for a potluck or holiday get-togethers. If you are looking for a new method to use your delicious olives in during the holidays, this is one you will not forget.

If you’re like me, sometimes you wait until the last minute before getting things together. Is that the case? If so, then you’re in luck! This recipe only takes a few minutes to prepare, and the flavors are indescribably delicious.

Tomato Salad in a white dish.
Quick and Easy Tomato Salad Recipe

Quick and Easy Tomato Salad Recipe

Have you ever signed up for a potluck lunch or dinner that was last minute and you weren’t sure where to start? This quick and easy salad recipe is perfect for those occasions when you have very little time but want to make a big impression.

What’s so great about this quick and easy salad? It’s not time-consuming, and the flavors are amazing. Your guests will love the mouthwatering flavors.

What Ingredients Do You Need for a Tomato Salad?

This tangy and flavor-filled salad will have your taste buds roaring for more! There is just a hand full of ingredients, and they are all easily found at your local grocer.

To get started, you will need to have a few items on hand:

  • Spanish Queen Olives
  • grape tomatoes (sliced in half)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh lemon juice
  • cloves of garlic, minced
  • purple onion, sliced thin
  • cracked black pepper
  • parmesan cheese (shredded for serving)

You can also read this article on which tomatoes you should use for different recipes!

Ingredients needed for a tomato salad.
Simple Tomato Salad Recipe

How to Make a Tomato Salad Recipe

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine tomatoes, olives, lemon juice, pepper, garlic, and onions in an airtight container. Place in the refrigerator and allow to marinate overnight, or for at least 8 hours if possible.

Tomato Salad mixed and ready to marinate for 8 hours.

Marinated Tomato Salad Recipe

Marinated Olive and Grape Tomato Salad

Before serving, top with shredded parmesan cheese and serve.

Tomato Salad with Olives topped with parmesan cheese.
Marinated Olive and Tomato Salad Topped with Parmesan Cheese

This is such an easy salad, and perfect for a dinner party appetizer during the holidays. It’s a way to wake up the palate, and I love a good holiday recipe! My mouth is watering just thinking of this fantastic dish. I can’t wait to serve it again this year.

Marinated Olive and Grape Tomato Salad in a white dish.
Quick and Easy Marinated Tomato Salad

What to serve with a Tomato and Olive Salad Recipe

Are you looking for a few tasty recipes that would effortlessly complement this one? Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Grilled Chicken Breast with Avocado Salsa
  • Creamy Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast 
  • Simple Crock Pot Roast
  • Shredded Roast Beef Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

There are so many amazing things you can make to complement this recipe, and the sky is truly the limit.

Marinated Olive and Grape Tomato Salad 

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Quick and Easy Tomato Salad Recipe

This Tomato Salad recipe is a quick and simple recipe – perfect for a last minute invite to a potluck or summer barbecue. 

Course Appetizer

Cuisine American

Prep Time 10 minutes

Resting Time 10 minutes

Total Time 10 minutes

Servings 6

Calories 107kcal

Author Jennifer West

Ingredients

  • 2 10oz olives Spanish Queen Olives
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice fresh
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small purple onion sliced thin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Combine tomatoes, olives, lemon juice, pepper, garlic, and onions in a medium sized airtight container. 

  • Allow marinating in the refrigerator overnight if this is an option. 

  • Top with shredded parmesan cheese before serving. 

Notes

Allow the salad to marinate overnight or for at least 8 hours if possible. 

Top with shredded parmesan cheese just before serving. 

Best served chilled. 

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.3mg

**Nutrition facts are based on my best estimation for this recipe. They may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you might make to the recipe. For most accurate calculations, I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use with the recipe.

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