Tomato Salad Recipe with and without Vinegar

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Today I’ll show you my Tomato Salad Recipe.

As variants I can offer you a tomato 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. 

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1. Recipe Tomato Salad

Tomato Salad

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 122
Total Time 15 Min.
Preparation Time 5 Min.
Cook Time 10 Min.

Simple guide to prepare salad with tomatoes in the variants with and without vinegar.

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Tomato salad recipe picture
Tomato Salad Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


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 ingredients

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.

Halve tomatoes

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

Cut tomatoes for tomato salad.
Cut tomatoes.

Cut out stem

Cleanly cut out the stem extensions with a wedge cut.

Sliced tomatoes
Tomatoes prepared and cut for the tomato salad.

Place tomatoes

Place the sliced tomatoes in a large bowl.

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

Prepare onion

Halve and peel the onion.

Cut onion cubes
Finely diced onion.

Cutting onion

Finely dice the onion.

Marinate the tomato salad
Tomato salad when marinating.

Marinate tomatoes

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 Salad 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. Nutritional Values

3. Which Vinegar goes well with Tomato Salad.

White wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar and red wine vinegar are good companions, but require sparing use.

The strong acidity very quickly overpowers the delicate tomato flavor.

Ripe tomatoes can be cut open and seasoned without vinegar, only with salt, pepper, sugar and olive oil.

The salad without vinegar tolerate a little lemon juice and support the delicate tomato flavor with fully ripe fruit.

Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt

Gourmets boil down balsamic vinegar to a balsamic glace and drizzle dabs of it over tomatoes cut in half or sliced.

Ready-made balsamic vinegar reduction.
Balsamic vinegar boiled down in a saucepan. this balsamic sauce is also called balsamic ice cream.

4. Suitable Herbs to the Tomato Salad

For herbs, you can consider basil, marjoram, thyme, lovage, cress and parsley. 

Star chefs finely pluck the basil leaves. This prevents them from turning brown.

Herbs Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt
Basil leaves on a board.
Basil leaves plucked.

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