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Tomato Salad

There's nothing like a juicy Tomato Salad to make all summer long! My grandpa used to make this Tomato Salad Recipe and load it with feta, fresh mint, oregano, and toasted pita chunks on the stove. It's a hearty, delicious, and comforting tomato feta salad like not other!

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword croutons, feta salad, salad recipe, summer salad recipe, tomato recipes, tomato salad, tomato salad recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 421 kcal
Author Mahy


Tomato Salad

  • 10 tomatoes quartered
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano and mint torn or roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese chunks
  • 1 shallot thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt sea salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil extra virgin

Crunchy Bread

  • 1 pita bread torn into chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tablespoons oregano leaves minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin


  1. Start by making the crunchy bread.

  2. Tear up a thick pita bread into a skillet to the size you want, I prefer less than an inch chunks.

    torn up pita chunks in a skillet and osme oregano on top, and fresh garlic and olive oil , ready to be tossed
  3. toss in the garlic and oregano and olive oil over the bread.

  4. Toast over medium high heat, turning occasionally for 8-10 minutes depending on how crunchy you want it to be.

    golden toasted bread chunks in the skillet ready
  5. Let it cool in the skillet and remember it will continue cooking.

  6. For the salad, cut the tomatoes and arrange them on a plate.

    A large salad plate with fresh tomatoes quartered ready to assemble the tomato salad recipe
  7. Add int he shallots and herbs.

    thinly sliced shallots and fresh herbs are added over the tomatoes
  8. Add in the feta cheese.

    A plate of chunks of feta
  9. Then add the bread chunks.

    A hand holding the toasted bread chunks ready to toss into the salad
  10. Toss the salad with lemon juice, salt and olive oil.

    Salad spoons tossing the tomato salad with the simple dressing
  11. Enjoy!

    A salad serving spoon serving up some tomato salad showing how juicy the tomatoes are

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Tomato Salad Tips

  • Use fresh seasonal and ripe tomatoes for this recipe. Cherry tomatoes are also ok to use. 
  • Cutting the tomatoes into wedges or chunks matches the size of feta and bread so it's easier to serve the salad without mushing any ingredient.
  • Make the bread ahead of time and once cooled, store it in a ziploc bag in the freezer for upto 3 months.
  • The stove top bread is best to control the level of crunch you're looking for.
  • Use fresh herbs of your choice, we love it the classic way with fresh mint and fresh oregano. However there are times I add or substitute with fresh parsley.
  • Assemble the salad right before serving. It's a salad thats best served fresh!
  • Dress it up with a simple lemon juice, salt and olive oil or explore other Dressings on the blog.
  • Best to serve right away and enjoy the day of!

How healthy is tomato salad? 

Tomatoes are really rich in anti-oxidants, vitamin C and Vitamin K. And unlike creamy tomato salads, this one is an absolute load of pure tomatoes without the cream! 

Why Tomato Salad with Feta?

Since this is a classic Mediterranean recipe, feta cheese was my cheese of choice. However you can find another hit of a tomato salad with mozzarella in this Caprese Salad. If you're making this dairy free or vegan, you can skip or use vegan cheeses.

How To Eat More Raw Tomatoes?

Again, I absolutely would suggest this recipe! It's heavily based on tomatoes and only tomatoes.

Which Tomatoes are Best For A Salad?

Cherry tomatoes, large beef tomatoes, tomatoes on the vine and pretty much all tomatoes are unique in their own way. Today I've used on the vine as this is a family recipe and I didn't want to change a thing about it.

Nutrition Facts
Tomato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 421 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 24g
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 814mg35%
Potassium 832mg24%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 2777IU56%
Vitamin C 46mg56%
Calcium 157mg16%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.