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Italian Tomato Salad

Italian Tomato Onion Salad

Fresh Italian tomato salad “ insalata di pomodori “ with red onion, herbs and caper in a red wine vinegar dressing.
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Italian Tomato Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Maceration period 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 133kcal
Author Florentina


  • 2 lb red heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 small purple onion
  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 c chives chopped
  • 1/4 c fresh dill roughly chopped + more to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano leaves
  • 4 tbsp capers
  • chive blossoms for garnish (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Fleur de Sel sea salt + more to taste

WFPB Oil-Free Dressing:

  • 1 heirloom tomato peeled
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • sea salt to taste
  • 5 leaves basil


  • Using a very sharp knife slice the tomatoes into small wedges and add them to a serving bowl with the capers.
  • Slice the purple onion into thin strips or rounds and sprinkle on top of the tomatoes. Add the fresh oregano, dill, chives and basil.
  • Drizzle the salad with the olive oil and red wine vinegar.
  • Season with the Fleur the Sel sea salt and gently toss to coat. Allow to macerate at room temperature for 5minutes.
  • Garnish with the chive blossoms and serve promptly with a few extra flakes of Fleur de Sel on top to your taste.
  • OPTIONAL: Add vegan feta cheese on top if you desire, I love the one from Follow Your Heart or you can make your own.

Make the Oil-Free Dressing:

  • Peel the tomato and blend together with the vinegar until smooth. Add a little water if you need to stretch it out then season to taste with sea salt.


If you plan to swap the fresh oregano in the recipe for dry you must be very mindful. The flavor is more intense and can easily overpower the rest of the herbs and tomatoes and greatly alter the taste of your salad.


Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 547mg | Potassium: 704mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2555IU | Vitamin C: 41.7mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2mg