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Dish of salad, with some ingredients in the recipe around the edge.

Tomato and Onion Salad

This easy to prepare Tomato and Onion Salad is the perfect side dish to serve with grilled or roasted meats, seafood or pasta! The salad comes together quickly and the flavours are enhanced with a simple dressing.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine International
Prep Time 15 minutes
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Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 88kcal
Author Alexandra


  • 400 g (14 oz) grape or cherry tomatoes - quartered
  • ½ red onion - finely chopped See Note 1
  • ½ jalapeno - finely chopped - or to taste See Note 2
  • ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley - finely chopped See Note 3
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil See Note 4
  • 2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper - to taste See Note 5


  • Cut the tomatoes in quarters, and add to a medium-size bowl.
  • Peel and finely chop half a red onion.
  • Cut the jalapeno chilli in half and remove the seeds if less heat is required, then finely chop the chilli.
  • Next, add finely chopped parsley, olive oil, red wine vinegar, sea salt and pepper. Toss together and check that the seasoning is to your taste. Serve immediately.
  • If not serving immediately, add the olive oil, vinegar and the salt just before serving. If added in advance, the salt will draw moisture from the ingredients and the salad will become watery.
    The salad will have the best flavour when served at room temperature. Refrigerating tomatoes dulls their flavour.


  1. You could also use a brown/yellow onion or spring onion if you prefer.
  2. Continental/Italian parsley is the flat-leaf variety. To me, the flavour and texture is superior to curly parsley.
  3. Omit the jalapeno if you do not like the heat, or add more to taste if you prefer it spicy. 
  4. In Australia, the tablespoon is 20 ml or 4 teaspoons. In many other countries, the tablespoon is 15 ml or 3 teaspoons. You may have to adjust your measurements accordingly.
  5. Ensure that the dish is adequately seasoned to your liking, to bring out the best flavour.
  6. This salad can also be dressed with our Honey and Dijon Mustard Dressing.
  7. Please note, the nutritional information is based on the Fresh Tomato Salsa being enjoyed as an appetiser. It would serve 4 people if used as a side dish. The nutritional information is an estimate only.


Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg