Make the most of tomato season with this super easy side dish that only takes 10 minutes of prep! This Tomato and Herb Salad is simple yet packed with flavor.
Let’s keep this short today, since it is Friday and I know we all just want to get our weekend started. I know I do!!
I’ve mentioned it time and time again, but I really struggle when it comes to the whole side dish game. It’s usually frozen vegetables or a green salad. My husband actually made a comment last week after I had made a vegetable side dish two times in that week about how it had been awhile since I had made veggies on the side besides frozen ones. You would think I’d be better about that…
But let’s be honest – the reason I don’t usually go all out for side dishes is that all of my energy and time is going into the main dish. I don’t have another 30 minutes to spend on a side dish.
Enter the 10 minute, super simple Tomato and Herb Salad. First of all, you should be loading up on tomatoes right now because you can get them fresh and local, and second, this only takes 10 minutes. Even I can muster up the energy to throw this simple side dish together.
Even better? It is best if you make it a little bit ahead of time so the flavors have time to mingle together. So you can make this a few hours before dinner, then you don’t even have to worry about the side when dinner time rolls around – it’s already done!! Win-win!
Not only is this Tomato and Herb Salad super easy, but it’s packed with flavor. It’s the perfect side dish for any late summer dinner. I used herbs from my back yard, but you can sub in whatever you have on hand. I think parsley would work really well, and I almost always have parsley in my fridge.
I have a feeling this salad is going to be gracing our table a few more times before tomato season is over!
- ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped herbs*
- 1 quart cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
- In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, salt and sugar. Stir in the herbs. Add the tomatoes and toss to coat.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
slightly adapted from Taste of Home
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