You’ll enjoy this marinated tomato salad, featuring cherry tomatoes in a balsamic/honey sauce, on mixed greens, with pine nuts and Parmesan cheese!You'll enjoy this marinated tomato salad, featuring cherry tomatoes in a balsamic/honey sauce, on mixed greens garnished with pine nuts and Parmesan cheese!
Do you like tomatoes?  We sure do, so I want to share this delightful recipe for a Marinated Tomato Salad. Yes…you heard me right. The tomatoes are MARINATED before serving, and they are wonderful!

My husband and I were first served this marinated tomato salad when we were guests at a lovely Italian dinner, hosted by our mutual friend Greg. The cherry tomatoes are marinated in a wonderful blend of balsamic vinegar and honey, along with other ingredients, which give the tomatoes a fantastic flavor. The marinade is also used as the dressing over chilled, fresh greens. YUM!

This recipe is not only delicious, but is really easy to prepare! It LOOKS like a “normal” green salad, but the marinated tomatoes really make this salad taste very different from “normal” salads. I asked our friend for the recipe he used and he was kind enough to send it to me. I only made a couple very slight changes to his original recipe.

Cherry tomatoes are sliced in half before marinating.
You can use a basket of red cherry tomatoes or a colorful mix of cherry tomatoes. I’ve used both.

Marinade for tomatoes includes balsamic vinegar and honey
The marinade is so easy to prepare, and doubles as a wonderful dressing to the chilled salad when serving!

Sliced cherry tomatoes marinade for several hours.
Let those beautiful tomatoes sit in the marinade in the refrigerator for several hours to soak up all the flavor! The longer time they marinade, the better for taste!

Marinated tomato salad is served on chilled greens, topped with pine nuts and Parmesan cheese!
I hope you will give this refreshing and delicious marinated tomato salad a try. Pretty sure you will love it!

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Author's signatureRecipe adapted from: Gregory Beagle

Marinated Tomato Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
You'll enjoy this marinated tomato salad, featuring cherry tomatoes in a balsamic/honey sauce, on mixed greens garnished with pine nuts and Parmesan cheese!
Category: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: marinated tomato salad
Servings: 3 side salads
Calories Per Serving: 201 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 basket cherry tomatoes , halved
For the Marinade:
  • 4 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pinch dried oregano
  • 1 pinch dried basil
For The Salad:
  • 3 cups Chilled , fresh mixed salad greens
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese , grated (enough to sprinkle on top of salad)
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts (or sunflower seeds)
Instructions
  1. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half, horizontally.
  2. In a covered medium sized container, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, honey, salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano and basil.
  3. Add the halved tomatoes to the marinade mixture. Stir gently to combine. Cover and place container in refrigerator for at least 4 hours, stirring occasionally to completely coat the tomatoes with the marinade.
  4. When ready to serve, arrange fresh, chilled salad greens on serving plate. Spoon the tomatoes over the top of the greens. Spoon some of the marinade over each salad. Top with pine nuts (or sunflower seeds), followed by fresh grated Parmesan cheese
Nutrition Facts
Marinated Tomato Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 side salad (1/3 of total))
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 264mg11%
Potassium 174mg5%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 480IU10%
Vitamin C 9.3mg11%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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