Simple Tomato Salad

To say I love tomatoes is a total understatement. They’re vibrant and juicy, making them so exciting to bite into. That’s why I love throwing together a simple tomato salad.

Tomatoes have plenty of nutritional benefits as well. They have plenty of nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium. One of it’s most notable nutrients is lycopene, a pigment in the carotenoid family. In epidemiological studies, diets rich in lycopene have shown a relationship with lower risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease risk.

They’re also freaking delicious. The juiciness of a tomato makes it such a refreshing food on a hot summer day. They’re also so flexible in recipes, that they can be combined with so many different flavors and still taste amazing.

Below is one of my favorite tomato salad recipes. The best part about this recipe is that other herbs or acids can easily be swapped with the herbs and acids listed, yet still provide an awesome salad.

Simple Tomato Salad Recipe

Cherry tomatoes cut in half, tossed in a tomato salad limo juice and cilantro

Ingredients

  • Pint of cherry heirloom tomatoes
  • Handful of fresh Cilantro
  • 1 Lime
  • Pinch of Salt

Directions

It’s easy!

  1. Wash cherry tomatoes, cut them in half, and place them in a medium bowl.
  2. Rinse off cilantro, and finely chop with a sharp knife. Add to bowl.
  3. Cut lime in half, squeeze juice in the bowl. Add salt, then stir until flavors are well combined.

And that’s it! How easy is it to make a simple tomato salad? You can easily double the recipe for more people. You can also make this recipe your own! Either enjoy it as a side dish, as a quick snack, or add it to a bed of lettuce!

Looking for multi-colored tomatoes to make this recipe super vibrant? Click here to check out my post about unique vegetable seeds, so you can grow your own super unique tomatoes!

You can also learn about the easiest herbs to grow from seed by clicking here.

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Author: Stephanie

As a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, I'm on a mission to help you enjoy eating a balanced diet by cooking with #thatcertaintouch .

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