Sicilian Tomato & Onion Salad

"I found this recipe in an attempt for something different to use up an over abundance of summer tomatoes! The garlic salt brings out the juices in the tomatoes, it works as an acid, so there is no need for vinegar. My family just went nuts over this! Great as a side dish or as a lite lunch! The ratio of vegetables can be adjusted to suit your own taste."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Cut tomatoes into bite size pieces.
  • Sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper.
  • Peel a cut onion in half vertically.
  • Along edge of open side, “sliver” cut onion and add to tomatoes.
  • Add the rest of ingredients and toss lightly.
  • Marinate for at least an hour.
  • Serve with Italian bread, provolone cheese and hard salami (or other Italian meats.).

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  1. KPD123
    this salad was really great! i only made a few changes: i used red onion, used halved grape tomatoes and added fresh parsley to the mix. this was fresh and delicious! i think next time, i'll finish it off with some balsamic vinegar! this is a keeper, thanks!!
  2. nhredhead_65
    Very nice recipe. It was light and refreshing. I had it as a side dish with balsamic chicken and the balsamic added a little zing to it. I think I will add a little balsamic next time. Thanks for the recipe.
  3. Bev I Am
    Perfect for those delicious summer garden tomatoes and sweet vidalias! I have made this salad multiple times now adding only a touch of vinegar as we do like our tomato salads with a bit of a tangy bite. Thanks, Little Bee, for another wonderful recipe!
  4. Kat's Mom
    A refreshing salad. Next time I may try grapeseed oil because it has a lighter flavor than EVOO. Having leftovers for lunch today - thanks!
  5. Sageca
    So many tomatoes and I found this salad recipe; wow. This was really good but I didn't use the oregano; instead I added chopped parsley and chopped chives. This simple recipe is a keeper. I served it with sour dough bread. Thank you for posting.


  1. lucky68Tooth5127nail
    You know I found that I like this recipe but I tweaked it from olive oil and instead I used Wishbone Italian dressing and it’s absolutely delicious ??
  2. kiwidutch
    I also cut back on the onions, increased the finely chopped fresh basil,and used garlic powder instead of garlic salt since I couldn't find that here. What a wonderful side dish. Full of flavour, and perfect for a balmy summer evening. Please see my rating system, a wonderful 5 stars :) Thanks!


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