Cherry Tomato Salad

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 thoughts on “Cherry Tomato Salad

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  2. 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!

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

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

    • You’re welcome! 🙂

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

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

  5. Looks delish!

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

  7. This looks great. I just may try it. 😉

    • Give it a whirl. 🙂

  8. ashtonstew

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

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

      • ashtonstew

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

        • I thought so, too. 🙂

  9. Beautiful pictures!

    • Thanks so much!

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

    • They’re definitely good for you.

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