Salads: Mixed


Simple Tomato & Herb Salad

This dish is simple because it uses a bottled salad dressing. The rest of the chopping and slicing goes quickly. It's all about featuring the garden fresh or vine-ripened tomato in all of its glory.


  • 2 1/2 pounds (about 6 medium) garden fresh or vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion, separated into rings
  • 2 shallots, sliced thin
  • 6 tablespoons lite or reduced fat Italian-style salad dressing (your choice)
  • 1/3 cup minced mixed fresh herbs such as basil, parsley, and tarragon


  1. Core tomatoes and cut them into 1/2-inch thick slices. Arrange tomato slices in a deep serving dish (a 9 x 11-inch dish works well), and scatter onion and shallots over them.
  2. Drizzle the bottled salad dressing evenly over the salad. Cover the dish and chill for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle herb mixture over the top and serve.

6 servings

Nutritional Information:
Per serving: 72 calories, 2 g protein, 12 g carbohydrate, 3 g fat, .6 g saturated fat, 1 g monounsaturated fat, 1 g polyunsaturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 2.5 g fiber, 243 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 35%.

© 2007 Elaine Magee
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