- Dish type
- Vegetable salad
- Tomato salad
Perfect on a hot summer evening. Cherry tomatoes, spring onions, minced garlic and fresh basil and coriander.
55 people made this
- 300g (11 oz) cherry tomatoes, halved
- 300g (11 oz) yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 bunch spring onions, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- handful chopped fresh basil
- handful chopped fresh coriander
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
MethodPrep:15min ›Ready in:15min
- In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Let sit 30 minutes, and toss again before serving.
Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil right before serving, if desired.
Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(54)
Reviews in English (47)
by Crystal S
The trick to this recipe is to use extremely ripe tomatoes. Save the juice when slicing the tomatoes and add the pepper, red pepper and salt to taste as this will become the marinade, otherwise the salad is just to dry to stand on it's own. As written this recipe is completely overwhelmed by the basil, onions and cilantro. Herbs would be much better reduced by half so the flavor of the tomatoes is not "lost". With changes, good use of summer produce.... Ummm!-29 Nov 2010
What a wonderful recipe. As I was making it, I thought that perhaps it might need a little olive oil for juice; but after it sat in the refrigerator, the tomatoes made their own juice. My family just loved it. Thanks!-07 Aug 2005
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Overall I thought this salad was delicious, bright and refreshing. However I and my husband both found it rather overpowering, and MUCH preferred it after we put the mixed herbs and tomatoes over mixed spring greens. It helped, I think, to actually accentuate the herb flavors and helped us to appreciate them more than just having a strong mouthful of them. I would make this again, just with mixed greens as well.
This recipe not only makes a lovely presentation but tastes delicious as well. are the key as well as the freshest herbs possible. I have served this not only at
I was definitely underwhelmed by this, felt like it was missing something, despite all the fresh herbs. Makes a beautiful presentation, though.
This salad was a fantastic addition to a fresh, summer & Mexican-themed dinner! Served it alongside quesadillas & it was a hit. Wanted some presentation, so served the tomatoes over mixed organic greens. Even people who didn't like cilantro were impressed.
This is a wonderful, light, refreshing recipe. I wasn't convinced how I would like the combination of parsley, mint, and cilantro. I love them all on their own, just didn't know about the mixture. It's like I've discovered an entirely new herb. The taste is just magic. Good tomatoes are a must. Enjoy.
I'm a personal chef and have made this recipe several times, and each time it is a hit! Fresh garden-ripe tomatoes are essential. It's also wonderful with light seafood in a wine sauce or as a side with grilled chicken or fish. A perfect summer salad.
This salad makes an AMAZING accompaniment to any type of Mexican food. It really brings out the flavors of different fresh herbs. I used fresh cilantro instead of coriander and the salad began to dance in my mouth!
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It only took seconds to cut all of the tomatoes for this salad.
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