Cherry Tomato Salad

8 Feb

Tomato Salad

Made with romaine lettuce, red grape tomatoes, red onion, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh parsley, jarred pesto, sugar, minced garlic clove, salt & pepper, and Parmesan cheese.

So I decided to make myself a salad.  I liked this salad a lot—and it was actually the homemade tomato dressing that won me over.

I loved how I was able to throw all the ingredients into a plastic zipper bag, let everything marinate, and then throw it all on top of lettuce leaves as the dressing.  Too simple.  And how delicious it was.

The recipe called for a mix of red and yellow grape tomatoes, but I could only find red—so I doubled up on the red ones.  Needless to say, it would have been a little more colorful if I had found the yellow tomatoes, too.

I added twice as much pesto because I just loved the flavor of the pesto.  Then, of course, I topped my salad with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese of which the recipe does not call for at all.

I will definitely be making this scrumptious salad again soon.

Recipe for—Cherry Tomato Salad

So, if you have nothing else to do today, make yourself a fabulously healthy tomato salad with the goodness of a homemade marinated dressing.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  Homemade salad dressings are hands-down so much better than the store-bought stuff.

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21 Responses to “Cherry Tomato Salad”

  1. Hari Qhuang February 12, 2014 at 11:57 am #

    I usually use these small tomatoes for garnishing. I also eat them as substitute for grape. :D
    Yes, I love cherry tomatoes!

    • LFFL February 12, 2014 at 10:47 pm #

      They’re definitely good for you.

  2. ilovesoap February 10, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

    Beautiful pictures!

    • LFFL February 10, 2014 at 8:11 pm #

      Thanks so much!

  3. ashtonstew February 10, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

    Reblogged this on The Someday M.D and commented:
    Trying this tonight with some Italian chicken roasted chicken! Thanks LFFL :)

    • LFFL February 10, 2014 at 8:07 pm #

      If you do, let me know how you like it. I thought it was pretty good for a quick salad.

      • ashtonstew February 11, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

        I thought it was delicious! Will absolutely do it again! So easy!

      • LFFL February 11, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

        I thought so, too. :)

  4. Christian St. Croix February 9, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

    This looks great. I just may try it. ;)

    • LFFL February 9, 2014 at 6:58 pm #

      Give it a whirl. :)

  5. kolandasimone February 9, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

    Just waiting for my cherry tomatoes to ripen. I have tons of basil. I can’t wait!!!

    • LFFL February 9, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

      Have a blast!

  6. leslieluu89 February 9, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

    Looks delish!

    • LFFL February 9, 2014 at 5:28 pm #

      Thanks!

  7. judilyn February 8, 2014 at 11:22 pm #

    Pesto is great stuff! I’ve just discovered a new use for it . . . pizza – the quicky variety to have with soup.

    • LFFL February 9, 2014 at 5:07 am #

      That’d definitely be good on some pizza, too.

  8. Old Things R New February 8, 2014 at 10:04 pm #

    This sounds so good! I am always looking for ways to use pesto. Thanks for sharing it.

    • LFFL February 8, 2014 at 11:08 pm #

      You’re welcome! :)

  9. Nancy February 8, 2014 at 10:00 pm #

    Now that sounds great! Love your addition of the Parmesan cheese too :) I’m adding this to the top of my “must try” list of recipes!

    • LFFL February 8, 2014 at 11:07 pm #

      I loved how quick is was to put together, too.

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