6 Ingredient Tomato & Basil Salad – Paleo Friendly

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6 Ingredient Tomato & Basil Salad – Paleo Friendly

I remember when I a little girl, my grandmother and I would walk everyday, sometimes twice a day, down the long gravel road to the mailbox. Her driveway would seem like a mile long or more just one way. But it was special bonding time with her and as a kid walking with her didn’t bother me one bit. We would talk all the way there and back. But the most fondest memory of these walks was stopping to check on her tomato garden. I remember like it was yesterday. She always hid a little ten foil of salt in the garden. We would pick out the juiciest red small tomatoes, dip them in the salt and eat them. We called these red beauties “Tommy Toes.” I could eat a hundred of those tommy toes . I would never get tired of them.

One of my favorite new recipes is the Tomato & Basil salad. So because I love tomatoes and I love salads this recipe meets the best of both worlds. It reminds me of my grandmother’s tomato garden. Now that I am able to get my tomatoes fresh from my small tomato garden I can make this salad any day of the week for lunch or have for snack. Super easy to make and did I mention it is Paleo friendly?

It’s so yummy !

Just a few simple ingredients is all you need.

Quarter your tomatoes, slice the onions and mix all together.

Add olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and mix well. Chop basil and add totomatos and stir.

Let set for about 15-30 minutes

paleo basil salad

Paleo Tomato Basil Salad

Author Winona Rogers


  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 pint sunburst yellow tomatoes
  • 1/2 large onion
  • 6-8 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper


  • Quarter tomatoes and slice onions and mix together.
  • Add olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Chop basil and add to tomatoes and stir.
  • Let set for about 15-30 minutes stirring occasionally.

You could also let this set overnight so the flavors really come out, making this a great make ahead salad for your next gathering!


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About Winona Rogers

Winona Rogers is the author of Life Family & Fun a national blog focusing on parenting, easy recipes, Home & DIY, Lifestyle, Family Fun and Travel. Her site was nominated as the Top 10 Parenting Blogs in Atlanta, Top Disney Blog, Family Travel Expert and has been featured in media on 11Alive Atlanta & Company. In her spare time, she loves to travel with her family and cook. Winona and her husband have four children and five grandchildren living in Atlanta, Georgia.


  1. Marti Tabora says


    This looks so good and I think it would be perfect for lunch, especially in the summer. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. cheri says


    Dang this salad looks yummy!! I am definitely going to make it since I am on a Paleo diet!!

  3. Susan Heim says


    My son loves tomato and basil together, so I’m sure he would love this recipe!

  4. Debbie Welchert says


    Oh how easy and delicious this recipe looks. I can’t wait for our garden to start producing tomatoes so I can try this recipe.

  5. michele soyer says


    Great recipe.. I only make tomato and basil salad with mozzarella not with 2 kinds of tomatoes.. Thank you for the new idea….

  6. lisa says


    Not really my cup of tea. It sounds okay but with a different dressing.

  7. Trina Flynn says


    Yummy salad, This is one I will have to try this 4 of July cookout! I’m sure everyone would love it!

  8. lisa says


    The smell of balsamic vinegar makes me ill. I love tomato and onion. As long as the onion is very mild and sweet.

  9. Karen Mary Butterfly says


    Yum! So fresh and delicious!!


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