Amish Tomato Salad
What is better than a crisp and perfectly seasoned tomato salad? Nothing. This farm-favorite Amish tomato salad recipe is a must for all tomato lovers. With less than 10 minutes of preparation, this salad can be easily added to any and every meal with low prep and stress.
This simple yet delicious dressing is made with a touch of sweetness, tanginess, and healthy fat with fresh or dried basil. The red onion and tomatoes make a beautifully vibrant dish perfect for a summer's day or a great pairing for all dishes.
This salad will go well with pretty much anything, but we recommend trying it with our Traditional Amish Potato Salad for a great balance of creaminess and freshness. Or pair this tomato salad with an Amish Three Bean Salad for a more protein-rich meal.
Amish vegetable salads are always packed with flavorful simple ingredients, try experimenting with various vegetables depending on the season and embrace simple seasonal Amish vegetable salad.
Store this Amish tomato salad for 2-3 days for an even greater flavor and flavor combination. Amish tomato salad is also a great picnic addition and pretty much goes with everything.
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Amish Tomato Salad
This easy Amish tomato onion salad is quick, budget-friendly, and a beautiful addition to any picnic or dinner spread. Perfect for picky eaters and a great way to use any surplus tomatoes. Try it for yourself!
4 tomatoes, chopped
1 red onion thinly sliced
1/2 c. olive oil
1/3 c. vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp basil (dried or fresh)
pepper to taste
In a small mixing bowl, whisk olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, and basil and set aside.
Prepare onions and tomatoes. Thinly slice red onions and chop tomatoes into the desired size. Try using different tomatoes (depending on whatever is in the garden).
Combine well tomatoes, onions, and olive oil dressing. Store in refrigerator for 3-4 hours before serving. Upon serving, garnish with fresh basil, salt, and pepper.
Alternative Sweeteners: Honey, agave or maple syrup would be natural alternative sweeteners to make a more healthy Amish tomato salad.
Sweet White Onion for Red Onion: Amish tomato salad can also be made with sweet white onions for a similar taste.
Fresh or Dried Basil: If using fresh basil, just keep in mind it will slightly discolor through refrigeration. The taste mostly will stay the same but if you are afraid of discoloring, go for dried basil.
How to store Amish tomato salad?
Amish tomato salad can be refrigerated for 2-4 days for optimal taste. As the tomatoes and onion sit in the vinegar, they will become more pickled which offers a great taste and various days to consume. Use dried basil if you don’t want the fresh basil to turn brown (however it still tastes excellent despite the discoloration).
What goes well with Amish tomato salad?
One of the simplest pairings for Amish tomato salad is fresh bread or any meat or fish dish. Here are some additional recipe inspirations and perfect pairings for your Amish tomato salad and even better for a picnic spread.
- Amish Sauerkraut Salad
- Amish Tapioca Salad
- Amish Broccoli Salad with Raisins
- Keto Amish Broccoli Cauliflower Salad