Tomato, Lemon, Green Olive & Onion Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Another simple, light salad that works equally as an appetizer or a side dish. Welcome the flavors of summer!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Layer the sliced tomatoes with the onions, sprinkling with sugar, salt and cayenne pepper as you do.
  2. Grate the lemon zest (or use a lemon zester) and scatter over the tomatoes and onions, then squeeze the juice over the top.
  3. Garnish with the olives and drizzle with the olive oil.
  4. Chill until ready to serve.
Most Helpful

This is a wonderful Mediterranean-type salad! The only thing that I did differently was to add chopped, fresh cilantro on top before serving. The flavors are all very fresh and it's great for summer! Thanks.

BelleofPA May 30, 2002

This is a great salad to serve when you don't want to heat the kitchen. It's easy, and fast. The ingredients are healthy and compliment each other. We especially liked the cayenne kick. I added some shredded fresh basil, and thinly sliced purple onion. You could even substitue an avocado for the tomatoes if you wanted to make this refreshing salad in the winter, when good tomatoes are scarce. Definately a keeper. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Miss Annie May 16, 2003

Lovely simple, tasty side salad Just right served with Creole Halibut & spinacj with mushrooms. I apologize for using black olives but I had a juar open so it was a matter of supply & demand. We enjoyed your salad very much

Bergy February 11, 2010