Get ready to serve up this Cherry Tomato Salad all Summer long! This speedy side dish is healthy, fresh, and full of flavor!
Dude. My Summer reading list is as dark AF.
I’m not making my way through anything too scholarly, mind you, but it’s not the light poolside fluff that typically qualifies as a beach read. My books are more like hurricane season reads. Two chapters into my first book they dropped the serial killer bomb and I’m on the edge of my seat!
What are y’all reading right now? I’m looking to add a few more to my list and would love suggestions!
Here’s what I have so far:
- The One – John Marrs
- Dark Matter – Blake Crouch
- Sleeping Giants – Sylvain Neuvel
- The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson
- The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
- Before the Fall – Noah Hawley
- Wool – Hugh Howey
I might need to throw in some Colleen Hoover or something YA to lighten things up a bit, but for now I’m pretty darn pleased with myself. So far I’ve gotten through The One and Dark Matter and I’m legit freaking out right now. They are both so supremely well written and played out like a Summer Blockbuster of epic proportions. The plot twists alone have me reeling.
I haven’t been able to get either book off my mind and even roped one of my besties into reading along with me because I desperately needed someone to discuss them with. You should join our impromptu book club so we can chat about them too!
Of course I can’t send you off to the library without feeding you first, so here’s an easy peasy recipe for the Summer side dish I can’t get enough of!
All the storms the Florida panhandle has been having lately have resulted in tomato-palooza in my back yard. The other day the pile of produce on my counter was so comically large I had to wave the white flag. I thought I could get away with adding a sprinkle to my tacos and omelettes as needed, but we’re entering tomato hoarder territory here.
Time for a salad!
Cherry Tomato Salad
We’ve been enjoying this simple cherry tomato salad on repeat lately and for good reason too! It’s light, refreshing, and goes with pretty much everything from falafel stuffed pitas to marinated chicken fresh off the grill! You can even put this salad ON a salad and use it as a topping for a leafy bed of greens or pasta salad. No matter how you serve it, it’s sure to be a hit!
Cherry Tomato Salad
Yield 4 servings
Get ready to serve up this Cherry Tomato Salad all Summer long! This speedy side dish is healthy, fresh, and flavorful!
- 12 oz ripe cherry or grape tomatoes
- 2 TBSP quality extra virgin olive oil
- 1 TBSP red wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup chopped green onion, adjust as desired
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- generous pinch of sea salt, to taste
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 2 TBSP fresh chopped parsley
Have some extra ingredients on hand? Pimp out that salad!
Take the super simple recipe above and add....
- 1/2 cucumber, chopped
- 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
- Grab your tomatoes and get chopping! Cut into halves or fourths.
- Toss tomatoes with olive oil, vinegar, green onion, and red onion.
- If you're adding the optional (and DELICIOUS!) cucumber and feta add it here.
- Season with salt and pepper, then give it a taste. Adjust ingredients if desired (I love adding extra onion and feta)
- Mix in some fresh parsley to garnish and dig in!
This sassy side salad makes a great topping for grilled chicken and tastes fabulous stuffed into a pita with falafel and tzatziki! It also makes a glorious addition to your next party, potluck, or picnic and tastes great alongside pretty much everything!
I even love it served on a fluffy baked sweet potato or atop a fresh pasta salad. Have fun with it!
More tasty tomato recipes:
- Goat Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes
- Garden Veggie Tortellini Pasta Salad
- Tomato Basil Chickpea Salad Sandwich
- Tomato Basil White Bean Dip
- Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad