Tomato Onion Salad

Try this refreshing tomato onion salad. It's perfect during the summer months, especially when tomatoes are at their best. You can use any type of tomatoes you prefer; I like red tomatoes and always use them in this recipe.  It's a great salad to try if you are tired of eating lettuce as the base of your salad. You can even add cucumbers to this and it gives it a whole other flavor. It's also very healthy and light unlike other salads with heavier dressings.

This recipe calls for onions, which you can use any of your choice, but my preference has always been red onions, which have a more mild to sweeter flavor than white or yellow onions. Most are hesitant to use raw onions in salads due to the pungent odor and can be harsh to digest raw. However, when sliced very thinly, practically see through, they are easier to digest and do not have the pungent odor. The dressing is a basic olive oil and lemon mix. Very refreshing!

You will need the following for this dish:

  • 4 Large Tomatoes
  • 1 Large Red Onion or any onion of your choice
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon, Juiced
  • Chopped Parsley
  • Salt to taste
  • Jalapeno (optional)

Add some kick! Try adding chopped or diced jalapeños!

Substitutions: Don't want to use lemon juice? Try apple cider vinegar instead!

Don't like onions? Omit them altogether and just add cucumbers!

Wash and chop the tomatoes. Thinly slice the onions. Chop less than a handful of parsley; you'll need just enough to sprinkle it on top. Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice, then mix. Add salt to taste and add the chopped jalapenos, if desired, then mix.

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