Tomato and Onion Salad

Preparation info
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    • Difficulty


Appears in
What to Eat Now (Spring & Summer)

By Valentine Warner

Published 2009

  • About

This is such a great salad, but it is imperative that the tomatoes be excellent or the exercise is pointless. I love large beef tomatoes, but good vine tomatoes are excellent too. I suggest that this is made just before eating.


  • 4 beef tomatoes
  • flaked sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 small red onion
  • 4-5


Wash and dry the tomatoes, then cut out the stalks. Put each tomato on its side and, with a large, sharp knife, slice it to the width of 2 x £l coins. Lay the slices out flat and slightly overlapping, spiralling them out to the edge of a large plate from the centre. Scatter generously with salt and plenty of pepper.

Peel the red onion and slice it very finely into rings. Separate the ri