Tomato Salad Recipe – prepare Salad with and without Vinegar

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Finish off the tomato salad with herbs. Recipe picture for the article.

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Today I’ll show you my recipe Tomato Salad. As variants I can offer you a paradise salad with or without vinegar. Which herbs go with it? Which vinegar is the best? Here you will find some answers and a step-by-step guide with lots of photos.  This salad is a wonderful accompaniment to various dishes with fish and meat. In summer when grilling the salad is a great companion to grilled meat and sausages. The red colour has given the fruit vegetable the name love apple. Men who eat a lot of it do something good for their prostate. Runs… makes healthy… and lively…  Get many tips for salad and dressing now. Good success!

1. Recipe Tomato Salad

With the herbs you can consider basil, marjoram, thyme, lovage, cress and parsley. The lettuce without vinegar tolerates some lemon juice and supports the fine tomato taste with fully ripe fruits… White wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar and red wine vinegar are good companions, but require economical use. The strong acidity very quickly overlays the fine tomato taste.

Tomato Salad Recipe

A step-by-step photo-recipe written by German Chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 122
Total Time 15 Min.
Tomato salad fantastically easy to prepare with or without vinegar. This recipe shows you step by step how to prepare a tomato salad, the tomatoes are also called love apples and in Austria tomatoes. I will help you to choose the right vinegar and give you tips for suitable herbs and optimal marinating. I wish you all the best!

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Tomato salad recipe picture
Finish off the tomato salad with herbs. Recipe picture for the article.

Preparation Time

5 Min.

Cook Time

10 Min.


Basic Preparation

150 g tomatoes (German Name "Liebesäpfel" in Austria "Paradeiser ")
1 pc red onion
4-6 pinches Salt
4 pinches brown sugar (I prefer brown sugar)
2-3 tbsp Olive oil

Optional vinegar or lemon juice

1-2 tbsp lemon juice
1-2 tbsp white wine vinegar (or balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar)


1-2 tbsp fresh herbs (basil, marjoram, thyme, lovage, cress )


Ingredients tomato salad
Prepare the ingredients for the tomato salad.

Prepare the ingredients. Wash and dry the tomatoes, put the remaining ingredients within reach.

Halve tomatoes wisely.
Halve tomatoes, the stem end should be on one side.

Cut the tomatoes in half wisely, the stem remains on one half.

Cut tomatoes for tomato salad.
Cut tomatoes.

Cleanly cut out the stem extensions with a wedge cut.

Sliced tomatoes
Tomatoes prepared and cut for the tomato salad.

Place the sliced tomatoes in a large bowl.

Halve and peel the onion
Halve the onion and peel it.

Halve and peel the onion.

Cut onion cubes
Finely diced onion.

Finely dice the onion.

Marinate the tomato salad
Tomato salad when marinating.

Add the onion cubes to the tomatoes. Season the salad with salt, pepper, sugar and lemon juice or vinegar. Note on the quantities: Depending on the maturity of the tomatoes, use less or more acid/vinegar. Mix the Pardeissalad carefully and let it steep for 5 minutes.

Tomato salad recipe picture
Finish off the tomato salad with herbs. Recipe picture for the article.

Refine the tomato salad with herbs as desired. Finely chop the herbs and blend shortly before serving. Enjoy your meal!


2. Calories, the Nutritional Values at a Glance

3. Suitable Recipes

More side salads:
Potato Salad Recipes

Goes well with tomato salad:
Bavarian roast pork
Fast roast pork
Steak with fried potatoes
Viennese schnitzel
Beef roulades

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