Fresh Tomato Salad

"This is a summer salad because good fresh tomatoes are a must. This is the way my grandma made it except I add the basil. I love the feta cheese in this, so I often add more. Be sure to have some nice French or Italian bread to dip in the juices. Also, my grandma always swore by using Lawry's seasoned salt for this, so I have never done it any other way!"
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Mix the tomatoes and onion in a large bowl; stir in olive oil.
  • Add oregano, basil and Lawry's seasoned salt (to taste); gently mix in feta cheese.
  • Pour water into bowl; pick up bowl and move in a shaking swirling motion to mix in water.
  • Cover and chill 1-2 hours. Stir before serving.

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  1. It might be a summer salad, but I had to make it right now with the organic plum tomatoes that I'd bought the other day, & although I'll admit that there's nothing (when it comes to tomatoes) like absolutely fresh & home-grown, I worked with what I had when I made a half-batch of this & the resulting salad was most satisfying! Served it along side some freshly made recipe #413927! [Made & reviewed in Bargain Basement tag]


I was born in Chicago, IL and have lived in the area all my life. I love to cook and plan meals and always have. As a child I would watch Julia Childs on TV every day (she came on right after Mr. Rogers) and I have been interested in cooking ever since. Now that I have a family I enjoy the quick and easy recipes just as much as the more intricate ones. I didn't mind putting in the extra time and effort when I only cooked recreationally. I still like to do that sometimes, but for the day-to-day chore of cooking (and sometimes it is a chore) I like the option of fast and simple. I enjoy trying new recipes and sharing favorites of mine. I have found that sometimes the most unlikely sounding ones turn out to be the best! I try to always review the recipes I try because I know how much I enjoy getting that feedback myself. Even when it is not necessarily positive because sometimes suggestions help me tweak things and make them better!
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