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5-Ingredient Mediterranean Salad

5-Ingredient Mediterranean Salad

There are only 5 ingredients in this beautiful and delicious Mediterranean salad: tomatoes, red pepper, onion, garlic and basil, dressed with a simple vinaigrette.
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Mediterranean, Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author OliveTomato.com


  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 ½ lb or 450 g medium tomatoes Sliced in ½ inch slices (1 cm) and then sliced in half.
  • 15 cherry tomatoes Sliced in ¼ inch thick slices
  • 1 Italian sweet pepper or 1 small red bell pepper
  • ½ small white onion thinly sliced
  • A handful of fresh basil ripped into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp kosher seas salt
  • Freshly ground pepper


  • Prepare vegetables. Slice tomatoes, peppers and onion and chop the garlic.
  • Make the dressing by whisk 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil with 1 tbsp vinegar and a pinch of thick sea salt. Set aside.
  • Assemble the salad by first placing the large tomatoes, then the cherry tomatoes, then the pepper and finally the onions. Sprinkle with chopped garlic and basil. Drizzle the salad dressing and add ground black pepper and a pinch of thick sea salt.