Tomato and Red Onion Salad


Choose a variety of heirloom and farmstead tomatoes for this recipe. Prepare them whole, sliced, and cut in wedges to make a colorful salad.

Tomato and Red Onion Salad
Photo: Alison Miksch
Prep Time:
25 mins
Stand Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 medium red onion, sliced 1/4-inch thick

  • ½ cup cider vinegar

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 8 cup tomatoes, cut (about 3 lb.)


  1. In medium bowl combine 4 cups ice cold water and 2 teaspoons salt; stir to dissolve salt. Add onion slices; stir to separate rings. Let stand 20 minutes; drain.

  2. Meanwhile, for Sweet-Sour Dressing, in small bowl whisk together vinegar, sugar, and 3/4 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground black pepper. In extra-large bowl combine tomatoes and drained onions. Add dressing; gently toss to coat. Let stand 5 minutes. Serves 6 to 8.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

88 Calories
1g Fat
20g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 88
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Sodium 401mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 31.3mg 157%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 613mg 13%
Folate, total 40.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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