Simple Tomato Onion Salad Recipe: Straight from Portugal

by Jennifer on May 27, 2011

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Sisters are tricky. annoying. even mean sometimes. However, this tricky, annoying, mean sister is also the love of our son’s life.

His American Idol for sure. As I snuggled with our son last night he began his sniffly whimper and shared with me: ‘Mommy, idabel (yes, pronounced i-da-bel) likes to trick me because I am 5. She is annoying.’

I kissed him and gave him a big squeeze knowing he just needed to share his sleep induced frustrations.

Then he asked: ‘Mommy, can I go hug Idabel goodnight?’

The tomato onion salad recipe below makes me smile because (yes, here comes another story), I walked in the door yesterday famished. My hubby was in the kitchen so while I assisted the children with shoe removal etc., I said: ‘Honey, can you please throw something quick together for me to eat as I am so hungry my belly feels sick’.

Two minutes later, I had this lovely salad in front of me*. The hubster shared that his Mom made this all the time for dinner. Simple and Delish!

Tomato-Onion Salad
1 ripe organic tomato, sectioned
1/4 sweet onion, sliced
extra virgin olive oil (evoo)
lite rice wine vinegar
kosher or sea salt and ground pepper

Toss tomato and onion in a bowl and drizzle with EVOO, vinegar, salt and pepper.

*The kids ate the salad before I had a chance.

What are your favorite salad ingredients?

sippitysup May 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Fresh and perfect! Now how do I get myself to Portugal? GREG

Jennifer May 27, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Thinking you should talk to your new boss about that. wink wink

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme May 27, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Love this deliciously fresh little tomato salad! Perfect for all the tomatoes that will soon be available from my garden.

Cookin' Canuck May 28, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Your husband is a star. I love that he threw this pretty salad together for you.

Jennifer May 28, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Dara, are a star and sweet, sweet woman.

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen May 29, 2011 at 5:57 am

He’s a keeper that husband of yours!

Rosa May 29, 2011 at 7:29 am

Simple and fabulous! That combo is scrummy.



Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) May 30, 2011 at 12:19 am

I love tomatoes and your husband was a sweetheart to make it for you!

Feast on the Cheap May 30, 2011 at 2:58 pm

How refreshing!

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