An easy-to-prepare, delicious sweet and sour tomato salad just right to complement any meal--or eat alone!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Thinly slice the tomatoes. Cut the onion in half through root end, then thinly slice into half-circles.

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  • In a large bowl, toss together tomatoes, onion, sugar, vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper. You may adjust the amounts of vinegar and sugar according to your taste. Serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

261 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 23.6g 8% DV; fat 18.3g 28% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 23.8mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2003
This was fabulous! I used purple onion instead of yellow and placed the sugar vinegar and olive oil in the blender before pouring them over the tomatoes. Even my kids liked this. For the adults I added some crumbled blue cheese and black olives on top. Everyone was very impressed! Thanks Chrissy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/30/2006
This salad was GREAT! That is once I made some modifications. One is (from the advice from one of the reviewers) I used a purple onion instead of yellow. I also added thin cucumber slices and red and green bell pepppers and used olive oil instead of veggie oil. I found the juice to be flat - I wanted more dimension than just sour and flat - so I tossed in some Mrs. Dash table blend and a dash of galic salt and then microwaved the mixture so that the sugar would melt and the tastes would blend. From the spoon it tasted like oil but dip a cucumber slice and... WOW! Read More
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302 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 211
  • 4 star values: 70
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2003
This was fabulous! I used purple onion instead of yellow and placed the sugar vinegar and olive oil in the blender before pouring them over the tomatoes. Even my kids liked this. For the adults I added some crumbled blue cheese and black olives on top. Everyone was very impressed! Thanks Chrissy! Read More
(137)
Rating: 3 stars
08/30/2006
This salad was GREAT! That is once I made some modifications. One is (from the advice from one of the reviewers) I used a purple onion instead of yellow. I also added thin cucumber slices and red and green bell pepppers and used olive oil instead of veggie oil. I found the juice to be flat - I wanted more dimension than just sour and flat - so I tossed in some Mrs. Dash table blend and a dash of galic salt and then microwaved the mixture so that the sugar would melt and the tastes would blend. From the spoon it tasted like oil but dip a cucumber slice and... WOW! Read More
(71)
Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2003
This salad was really easy to make and very delicious. A great addition to any summer meal. I made it with store bought tomatoes I can only imagine how great it would taste with tomatoes from ones own garden. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2003
One word to describe this recipe delicious! This recipe was so easy to prepare. I made a small modification to the recipe since I'm watching my fat intake. I just simply eliminated the oil and it was still fanstastic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
This recipe was so simple and so tasty! I have a small tomato garden and wanted to try something different (yet easy!) with the extra tomatoes I had and this was perfect. I used Olive oil instead of vegetable oil and it turned out delicious. Everyone loved it and raved about it. It has become a quick easy delicious and always popular dish to take to picnics and gatherings. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2003
Wow! This is an awesome and easy recipe. My company loved it. It was two helpings each at my dinner table. I also used yellow red and green peppers to add color. Thanks Chrissy for a tasty treat. Deborah Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2003
This recipe is great and wonderful for picnics. I use olive oil and even add green peppers celery or even celery seeds once in a while. Just a nice addition to any meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2003
A co-worker brought this dish in for a pot-luck luncheon... let me tell you she was swamped with people begging for the recipe! She made sure to refer them to this recipe - and this fantastic website! I also made this salad to bring to a dinner at a neighbor's and I was swamped with requests! I came prepared with printed copies of this recipe! Everyone raved about it! I also can hardly wait until tomatoes are in season! Wish I knew at the beginning of this summer! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2002
I chopped up the tomatoes and added some chopped cukes and red peppers. The leftovers I mixed with a little lettuce and it was still great. Read More
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