The Most Perfect Tomato Onion Salad

My husband’s Argentinian traditions run deep. Growing up, he had an asado (equivalent to a steak and chicken BBQ complete with all the animal’s innards) with his family every Saturday. Every.Saturday. That’s like a ton of meat.

Over the years, we’ve had our fair share of asados as a family and with friends, but nowhere near the frequency he had them as a kid. He dreams of the day when he can have his own asador in the backyard and grill every Saturday just like the old days. A guy can dream.

Of course his family would eat more than just meat at their asados. The side dishes were muy importante (that’s “very important” for those who don’t know Spanish speak) as well. They ate this Tomato Onion Salad often to accompany any BBQ because it’s that good. It’s a cinch to pull together last minute and really easy on the budget.

Make this tomato onion salad as a side dish at any barbecue this summer and people will be coming back for more!Normally I would only recommend a recipe on here that I had tried several times and really loved. Tomato Onion Salad is an exception. I don’t eat it. At all.

While I have learned to love onions and eat them in almost anything, I still cannot eat raw onions. I am getting closer and closer, but I just can’t do it quite yet. So the only reason I am posting about this salad is because it always gets rave reviews from anyone that tries it.

Make this tomato onion salad as a side dish at any barbecue this summer and people will be coming back for more!Since I have never tried it, I’ll have to guess that it is a great salad because the juicy tomato and crunchy onion come together with a garlicky, oregano-flavored dressing that is the perfect way to end any summer evening.

Onion Cutting 101

Make this tomato onion salad as a side dish at any barbecue this summer and people will be coming back for more!My husband swears that the way you cut the onion makes a huge difference in how this salad turns out, so be sure to refer to the above picture tutorial for assistance in cutting the onion just so.

Tomato Cutting 101

Make this tomato onion salad as a side dish at any barbecue this summer and people will be coming back for more!

Same goes for cutting the tomatoes.

Make this tomato onion salad as a side dish at any barbecue this summer and people will be coming back for more!If you have it, kosher salt might be a better choice over table salt. We didn’t have any kosher salt when I took the pictures, but I prefer to use it since it seems to bring out the flavors more.

Make this tomato onion salad as a side dish at any barbecue this summer and people will be coming back for more!Tomato Onion Salad

Serves 4 people

4 Roma tomatoes
1/2 yellow onion

Dressing:

2 1/2 T. olive oil
1/4 tsp. vinegar (balsamic, red wine, white, etc.)
1 tsp. oregano
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 tsp. salt

Cut the onion in thin slices and place in a medium bowl. Cut the tomatoes in slices as well and add to the onions.

Put the olive oil, vinegar, oregano, garlic, and salt, in a small bowl and whisk together. Pour over the tomatoes and onions, and stir together in a circular motion so all the veggies get covered with the dressing.

Serve right away. If you have leftovers, you might not want to save it because the dressing will make the tomatoes somewhat soggy.

Cost to Make Tomato Onion Salad

Roma tomatoes – $1.32
Yellow onion – $0.15
Olive oil – $0.21
Vinegar – $0.002
Oregano – $0.14
Garlic – $0.04
Salt – $0.01

Total cost – $1.87
Cost per serving – $0.47

Tomato Onion Salad is the most perfect side dish to any BBQ and it won’t put a dent in your wallet.

What’s your favorite meat to eat at a BBQ?

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