Cherry Tomato Salad

Get ready to serve up this Cherry Tomato Salad all Summer long! This speedy side dish is healthy, fresh, and full of flavor!

Quick + Easy Cherry Tomato Salad

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 SK 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:

  1. The One – John Marrs
  2. Dark Matter – Blake Crouch
  3. Sleeping Giants – Sylvain Neuvel
  4. The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware
  5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson
  6. The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
  7. Before the Fall – Noah Hawley
  8. 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!

Quick + Easy Cherry Tomato Salad

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!

Quick + Easy Cherry Tomato Salad
5 from 5 votes

Cherry Tomato Salad

Get ready to serve up this Cherry Tomato Salad all Summer long! This speedy side dish is healthy, fresh, and flavorful!

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Cherry Tomato Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 86 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • 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
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 2 TBSP fresh chopped parsley

OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Take the super simple recipe above and add….

  • 1/2 chopped cucumber
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. Grab your tomatoes and get chopping! Cut into halves or fourths. 
  2. Toss tomatoes with olive oil, vinegar, green onion, and red onion. 
  3. If you’re adding the optional (and DELICIOUS!) cucumber and feta add it here.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, then give it a taste. Adjust ingredients if desired (I love adding extra onion and feta)
  5. Mix in some fresh parsley to garnish and dig in!

Recipe Notes

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!

Nutrition facts below are an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and calculated before any optional extras were added.

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Tomato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 86 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 85mg4%
Potassium 245mg7%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 700IU14%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Quick + Easy Cherry Tomato Salad

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  • Liz

    5 stars
    There is literally nothing better than a cherry tomato salad this time of year when the tomatoes are so sweet! I LOVE this!

  • Nellie Tracy

    5 stars
    Used garden fresh tomatoes to make this tonight and it was incredible! Definitely making it again!

  • 5 stars
    What a beautiful salad. I’ve been trying to eat healthier lately, and your blog has been helping me tons. Thank you so much! This cherry tomato salad is the next one I’ll try, I bet it’s super delicious!

  • 5 stars
    Love how vibrant this salad is – perfect for summer!

  • 5 stars
    This is such a flavorful and easy salad. Refreshing. Perfect for summer.

    • Sooo super refreshing! Thank you Roxana!

  • Summer tomatoes are the best! I just finished “Big Little Lies” (haven’t watched the HBO series yet) and LOVED it. Could not put it down!

    • Ohmgosh I LOVED Big Little Lies! The show was good and didn’t make me scream “THE BOOK IS BETTER!!!” a million times like most adaptations do which is a plus! I read “The Husband’s Secret” afterwards and liked it too 🙂

  • I love cherry tomatoes are the stars in this salad! Looks delicious!

  • I read the Woman in Cabin 10.. it was okay, Girl on a Train was better and similar. I’m looking for a new summer reading list though- you’re ahead of me!!! I might just reread some of the books on my shelf! (The tomato salad looks DELICIOUS!)

    • If Girl on a Train was better I’ll totally read that instead! I haven’t picked that one up yet and have been super curious! I’m also all for rereading old favorites. I already want to re-read The Martian and The Sea of Tranquility again 😉

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