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tomato salad with a big sprig of basil. This is a close up photo that shows cut tomatoes, torn basil and onions in a balsamic dressing
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5 from 2 votes

Balsamic Cherry Tomato Salad

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 25kcal


  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes cut into halves or quarters
  • 1/4 sweet onion thinly sliced
  • balsamic vinegar reduction
  • handful of basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste


  • Cover the sliced onions with a few splashes of the vinegar reduction. They should be covered but not much more. Toss to coat and leave them to soak for about 10 minutes until you are done with the tomatoes and basil.
  • Cut up the cherry tomatoes. Slice the basil into thin strips across the wide part of the leaf. Put tomatoes and basil into a serving bowl.
  • Drain the onions and add to the serving bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Mix gently and taste for salt. Serve immediately.
  • Leftovers are OK for a day or two. After that they start to break down.


Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 364IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg