Mixed tomato salad

Mixed tomato salad
This end-of-summer recipe is very simple: just fresh tomatoes with chopped shallot and herbs in a vinaigrette, but we can play up the variety of flavours and colours to make it something with real eye appeal and, above all, delicious!
20,3784.3/5 for 23 ratings
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Last modified on: September 21th 2016

For 4 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 4 people 8 people 12 people

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
20 min.20 min.
Keeping: A few hours at room temperature, without the dressing, and covered with plastic film.
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Stage 1
Mixed tomato salad : Photo of step #1
Choose 800 g tomato to include plenty of varieties with different colours, like in this photo.

The more varied they are, the better - it's the mix of varieties that really makes this salad.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Mixed tomato salad : Photo of step #2
Rinse the tomatoes, then and cut off and discard the stalk and the hard bit just underneath.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Mixed tomato salad : Photo of step #3
Slice the tomatoes fairly thinly (the ideal tool for this is a mandolin).

Sprinkle the tomatoes with table salt and leave for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Mixed tomato salad : Photo of step #4
Drain the tomatoes thoroughly, as the salt will have drawn out some of their juice, then put them in a salad bowl.

Add 30 g shallot (finely chopped), herbs of your choice and 5 tablespoons French dressing (vinaigrette).

Mix well.

Stage 5
Mixed tomato salad : Photo of step #5
If you will not be serving the salad right away, do not refrigerate it, just cover and leave at room temperature.


Please don't store your tomatoes in the fridge - they really don't like it and it spoils the flavour. If they are already in there, take them out the day before and leave them to come to room temperature.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
672 Kcal or 2,814 Kj8 gr39 gr54 gr
34 %3 %4 %8 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
74 Kcal or 310 Kj1 gr4 gr6 gr
4 %<1 %<1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
168 Kcal or 703 Kj2 gr10 gr14 gr
8 %1 %1 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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This recipe uses (among others)
TomatoTomato: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Bread with Tomato , Small ratatouille with , Beans with tomatoes, Hamburgers, Shakshuka, ... All
ShallotShallot: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tomato omelette, Rémoulette of celeriac, "Oeufs rabattus" with leeks, The total turnip, Salt cod brandade, ... All
French dressing (vinaigrette)French dressing (vinaigrette): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Springtime mixed salad, Mixed salad, Red cabbage salad with chives, Comtoise endive salad, Warm autumn salad, ... All
Herbs of your choiceHerbs of your choice: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Rice and peas, Avocado with Tuna, Avocado with gravlax, Chicken and Avocado Salad, Chinese Soup, ... All

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