Farmers Market Tomato Salad Recipe With Molasses Vinaigrette by 30Seconds Food

Farmers Market Tomato Salad Recipe With Molasses Vinaigrette

It's that time of year again when gardens begin producing those bumper tomato crops. That always makes us start looking for new tomato recipes. Garden fresh tomatoes become even more appealing when made into a salad with a molasses vinaigrette. This healthy tomato salad recipe is one that you won't want to lose!

To make this farmers market tomato salad recipe you only need four ingredients for the vinaigrette and three ingredients for the salad. Here is your shopping list: olive oil, red wine vinegar, molasses, garlic, fresh tomatoes, fresh onions and fresh basil. The salad is mixed up in one bowl and doesn't require a blender or food processor for the vinaigrette. That means cleanup is a summer's breeze!

This cold low-sodium vegetable salad is a wholesome, fresh side dish with dinner, and travels well to potlucks and cookouts. Be ready to share the simple salad recipe with friends and family!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes plus time to chill 
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4




  • 2 large tomatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup red or white onion, sliced or cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves

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Recipe Notes

  • The salad is delicious served over toasted bread.
  • Store any leftover salad in the fridge for up to four days.
  • Try this recipe with grape or cherry tomatoes that have been cut in half.
  • For a heartier salad, stir in some crumbled feta cheese or fresh mozzarella balls. 

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a salad bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, molasses, garlic, and salt and black pepper, to taste. 
  2. Add the tomatoes, onion and basil. Toss to coat. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes, if possible, before serving. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 197

Total Fat: 7.2g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 20mg

Total Carbohydrate: 32.3g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Total Sugars: 22.9g

Protein: 0.9g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 102mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 747mg

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