Healthy Bruschetta Salad with Marinated Cherry Tomatoes

This baller Bruschetta Salad is rocking all the flavor of your favorite bruschetta appetizer in a fresh and healthy Summer salad!

Quickly marinating our cherry tomatoes first gives them so much flavor you won’t be able to stop scarfing them.

Bruschetta Salad

Raiding my backyard garden for cherry tomatoes never gets old. Do you grow your own? Join meeeeee! It’s easy!

When we were in North Carolina we grew them in pots and kept them on the front porch, they didn’t need much space and were the highlight of every Summer.

These past few years we’ve been in sunny Florida and kept our tomato supply steady with a big ole raised bed garden out back. It’s a little more work up front but that thing basically runs itself these days, belting out fresh tomatoes, basil, scallions, and peppers a plenty.

Love it so.

Cherry Tomatoes with Olive Oil

Healthy Bruschetta Salad

Right now the only thing better than pounding platefuls of fresh bruschetta, is making this healthier Bruschetta Salad by the bowlful.

I love it fiercely and can’t wait for you to try it!

make it a meal! serve it with…

This bruschetta salad makes a great light lunch but can also be part of a balanced meal if you’d like!

Pair it with a healthy Tomato and Spinach Grilled Cheese pita sandwich or serve it up alongside my plant-based Garden Veggie Chickpea Salad Sandwich <– SO GOOD!

Craving a soup and salad combo? Try it with a piping hot bowl of Tomato Soup or a hearty pasta-kissed Vegetarian Minestrone.

Quick Marinated Cherry Tomatoes

special diets and swaps

This super simple salad is a fantastic base for all your favorite salad mix-ins and extras!

Take the bruschetta vibe even further by adding toasted bread or croutons to the mix.

I added feta cheese to my salad but mozzarella and/or parmesan cheese would be an excellent addition!

Vegan? Skip the optional cheese and add extra veggies!

Bruschetta Salad
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Healthy Bruschetta Salad

This baller Bruschetta Salad is rocking all the flavor of your favorite bruschetta appetizer in a fresh and healthy Summer salad!

Course Salad
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Bruschetta Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Marinating Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 174 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cherry tomatoes (quartered)
  • 1 clove garlic (smashed and minced into a paste)
  • 1/4 cup quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TBSP red wine vinegar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 TBSP fresh chopped basil
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp Italian seasoning blend
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4-5 cups green leaf lettuce
  • 3/4 cup homemade or store bought croutons (optional)
  • 1-2 TBSP balsamic glaze or favorite balsamic vinegar/dressing

Instructions

  1. First marinated the tomatoes. Quarter your cherry tomatoes and mince garlic. Using the flat side of your knife, smash peeled garlic and mince into a paste. Season with a pinch of salt and add to a bowl with your veggies.

  2. Add olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, basil, Italian seasoning, and freshly cracked black pepper. Mix to coat the tomatoes and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes (or longer if needed/desired), sitring occasionally. Feel free to adjust salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Let's get our salad on! Toss together marinated tomatoes (along with the marinade — hello DIY dressing!) lettuce, and optional croutons. Craving cheese? Feta, Parmesan, and Mozzarella cheese all make fantastic salad toppers here! Have fun with it and add all your favorite salad mix-ins!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator and will vary based on swaps and toppings. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Bruschetta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 57mg2%
Potassium 231mg7%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 3013IU60%
Vitamin C 31mg38%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tomato Bruschetta Salad with Feta Cheese

If you get a chance to try this bruschetta salad recipe, let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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Comments

  • Allison

    5 stars
    This will be on repeat all summer. So good! Thanks for sharing!

  • Jennifer Farley

    5 stars
    I’ve been wanting a new summer salad and I have found it! Thank you!!

    • Yay!!! Super stoked you’re loving it!

  • 5 stars
    Home-grow tomatoes are undeniably the best, Jenn! 😀 And your bruschetta salad looks so yum and vibrant! 😀 Thanks for sharing!

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