How To: Tomato Salad

Does it really get any better than that?? Biting into the flesh of a juicy tomato in the peak of tomato season can be just as satisfying as biting into a big juicy summer peach. And there really is no better way to enjoy a bright red tomato than in a super fresh and super delicious tomato salad.

By now, you are all expert tomato roasters, right? I mean, you’ve definitely all read and made and then perfected our easy roasted tomatoes. So this tomato and red onion salad, doused in a sweet and sour dressing laced with fresh herbs will be a breeze!

I recently served this salad at a very large family brunch and everyone was surprised with just how flavourful it was. A seamingly innocent looking bowl of tomato wedges and red onion slices will shock your taste buds. And the best part? It tastes even better the next day and I actually suggest you make this a day in advance to let all the flavour from the dressing soak in to the veggies.

You may be surprised when reading the dressing ingredients when you come across the word KETCHUP. But just trust me…it is the secret to this tasty dressing and the kids have it right. Everything doused in ketchup just tastes better!


Tomato and Red Onion Salad

Serves 6-8
Dietary Vegetarian



  • 5 large tomatoes (core removed and cut in wedges)
  • 1 red onion (thinly sliced in half moons)


  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp paprika
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh mint (chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh dill (chopped)
  • 1/4 Tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 Tsp dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp sugar


This salad tastes best when made a day in advance. When it's time to serve, drain some of the excess liquid that will accumulate at the bottom of the bowl. You may have extra dressing; it's delicious on a regular old green salad or even as a marinade for fish or chicken.


1. Place ketchup, vinegar, garlic, oil, sugar, lemon juice, water, salt, and paprika in food processor and puree.
2. Add herbs and puree again. Set aside.
3. Toss tomatoes and red onions together in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss together.

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