This Strawberry Tomato Summer Salad is a quick, light, and refreshing warm-weather recipe. The perfect vegan & gluten-free appetizer or side dish.
You might be thinking strawberries and tomatoes do not go together. It is definitely not your normal combo but the flavors in this salad are so vibrant and fresh you will wonder why you've never tried this before. This recipe is inspired by one of my favorite restaurants here in Jersey City, Broa.
The key to this salad is ensuring the strawberries are perfectly sweet because it will be a great compliment to the acidic tomatoes.
What you need for this summer salad (full ingredient quantities are in the recipe card):
- Cherry or grape tomatoes- either version will work in this recipe, just make sure they are fresh.
- Strawberries- as I said above, ensure you are using fresh, sweet strawberries for this salad.
- Shallot- you can substitute red onion here but the taste of shallots is much more mild and subtle and doesn't overpower the other flavors of the salad.
This salad comes together in 5-10 minutes making it perfect to serve as an appetizer or snack at a Summer cookout. All of the ingredients get thrown into a bowl and are mixed together.
This dish pairs perfectly with grilled chicken or fish. Then add some Israeli pearled couscous and you've got yourself the perfect easy dinner!
You can make this salad more of a meal by adding it on top of mixed greens or spinach. Ideas for additional toppings: grilled chicken, lentils, feta cheese, and walnuts. This salad goes with so many things and it is so easy to customize and serve how you want!
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Strawberry Tomato Summer Salad
- 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes sliced in half
- 1 pound strawberries diced into quarters
- 1 shallot diced
- ½ lemon juiced
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
- Add all of the ingredients to a medium-sized bowl. Mix ingredients together using a large spoon, being gentle not to squish the strawberries or tomatoes.
- Serve the salad on its own or as a side dish. Enjoy!
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.