Cherry Tomato & Olive Salad

"I haven't tried this yet but it does sound like a nice summer salad to use up all those cherry tomatoes from the garden! Don't forget to leave an hour aside for chilling, after you've put the dish together."
photo by *Parsley* photo by *Parsley*
photo by *Parsley*
photo by *Parsley* photo by *Parsley*
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  • Take a big bowl and mix together cherry tomatoes, green olives, black olives, and spring onion.
  • In a dry skillet, toast pine nuts over medium heat until golden brown, turning frequently.
  • Stir into tomato mixture.
  • Separately, mix together olive oil, red wine vinegar, sugar, and oregano.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Pour over salad, and gently stir to coat.
  • Chill for 1 hour.

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  1. Cande0
    this was made for us over the Memorial Weekend - and we've made it TWICE since then! It's a fabulous, fresh, easy salad! Throw a little feta on top once you' scoop it onto the plate or bowl - Mmmmm mmmmmm good!
  2. *Parsley*
    Awesome way to use up garden cherry tomatoes. It's colorful and tasty. I think it makes a nice picnic/potluck salad because you can bet it won't be a duplicate. Just to cut some fat, I decreased the oil to 1/4 cup. It was still wonderful. Thanx!
  3. chef fiddler
    This was great! I used fresh, home grown cherry tomatoes and the flavor was absolutely wonderful. I had lots of complements and some requests for the recipe. This one is a keeper. I made it to serve along side of quiche.
  4. VenomousKate
    Just printed and made this recipe for a side dish with tonight's dinner. Fantastic!!! I didn't have any black olives, which I'll definitely include next time I make this. Also, I used Splenda instead of sugar since we're watching our carbs. The only frustrating thing is how my family kept picking bites out of it as it sat in the fridge chilling for an hour. By the time dinner was ready, there wasn't nearly as much left as I wanted to eat. :)


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