Tomato Salad

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"I love do ahead salads and this one is so easy. Great for picnic or BBQ. I like to use onion rings instead of dicing them. If you wish add some chicken or other meat. Use other veggies from the garden like cukes. This is a basic recipe."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (258.1 g)
  • Calories 276.4
  • Total Fat - 21.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 30.2 mg
  • Sodium - 35.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.3 g
  • Sugars - 10.7 g
  • Protein - 8.6 g
  • Calcium - 30.1 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 35.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Combine the tomatoes, onion, peppers and celery in a bowl.

Step 2

Whisk together the vinegar, honey, cloves, hot sauce,salt and pepper all the while slowly pouring in the oil.

Step 3

Pour the dressing into the vegetables, gently mix.

Step 4

Place in fridge for at least 4 hours.

Step 5

Drain the salad of excess dressing Leave at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



What a great tasting salad this is!!! I can't wait to make it again, next time for a pot-luck so I can share this lovely recipe. The cloves work perfectly in here. 5 stars all the way!

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(13 Mar 2015)

Derf "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

A wonderful refreshing salad, i had no green peppers except for a jalepeno so i used it and some red pepper, also had to use sherry vinegar and i used Thai sweet chilli sauce for the heat. for the onion i used a mix of green onion and red onion.  I really like the idea of draining off the excess dressing before serving.   I will be making this lovely tomato salad for the summer, can hardly wait for the summer tomatoes!

(2 Apr 2012)