Basque Tomato Salad


I lived in the Central Valley in California for many years which was one of the small handful of places in the U.S. where you could find authentic Basque food. This simple salad is wonderful after it has marinated for a couple of hours.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
4 servings



  • 4 roma (plum) tomatoes, quartered, or more to taste

  • 1 onion, sliced into thin rings

  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced into thin rings


  • ½ cup olive oil

  • ½ cup cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Place tomatoes in a shallow serving dish. Arrange onion rings on top. Arrange green bell pepper rings on top of onions.

  2. Combine olive oil, cider vinegar, garlic, parsley, salt, sugar, and black pepper in a jar. Close jar tightly and shake vigorously until dressing is well-mixed. Pour dressing over tomatoes, onions, and peppers. Refrigerate until flavors combine, about 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

282 Calories
27g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 282
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Sodium 589mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 35mg 177%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 280mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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