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Easy Italian Tomato Salad

This easy Italian tomato salad is made with just a few ingredients and contains no oil (trust me, you will NOT miss it) – we made this salad years ago in a little Italian restaurant in Philadelphia. All these years later, I still think about and enjoy this salad – that’s when you know it’s really really good!
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 30kcal
Author Marie


  • 2 pounds fresh tomatoes (8 small tomatoes per pound)
  • 1 medium red onion sliced thinly
  • fresh basil large handful, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl and toss so that everything is well distributed and evenly seasoned.
  • Taste, and add more salt if needed.
  • Cover, place in the refrigerator and let marinate for at least 3 hours.


Marinate salad for at least 3 hours while refrigerated. 
Consider serving with a hearty bread to soak up juices. 
I love to use Campari tomatoes for this salad


Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg