Tomato Vinaigrette

It’s that time of year again! The tomatoes are plentiful, heavy on the vine and perfectly ripened. If your sun gold, grape or cherry tomatoes are proliferating, have we got the Mediterranean Diet recipe for you.

This lovely tomato vinaigrette dish is excellent served at room temperature over crisp lettuce. It also makes a great topping for crunchy crusted sourdough bread. Just add a little smear of butter or a drizzle of olive oil and top with the tomato vinaigrette for a taste of summer. Add a few shreds of parmesan and chopped herbs for another dimension of flavor. We also enjoy these tomatoes served over slices of fresh, good quality mozzarella. As you can see, this dish is incredibly versatile. It is also a lovely sight to behold while involving only modest efforts.

Not only are tomatoes delicious, but they offer up incredible benefits and are a key food of The Mediterranean Diet.

What to do with your beefsteak tomatoes? Try our popular Tomato Slices with Feta Cheese. Get the recipe here. 

Tomato Vinaigrette for Mediterranean Diet Recipes

Tomato Vinaigrette

Christine Dutton
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 162 kcal


  • 1 pint cherry, sun gold or grape tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 one small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dill
  • 1 tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper


  • Slice 1/2 of the tomatoes in half, leaving the remainder whole.
  • Heat up two Tablespoons of the olive oil in a small frying or cast iron pan and add onions. Cook onions until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add in the tomatoes and, the remainder of the olive oil and spices and cook on medium for an additional five minutes until tomatoes are softened.
  • Finish off with the vinegar and cook for one additional minute. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Calories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gSodium: 15mgPotassium: 286mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 581IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
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About the Author: Christine Dutton
Christine is the Wellness Manager with Mediterranean Living. She is passionate about wellness, fitness and food. Basically, she runs to eat! You can find her in the kitchen, experimenting with recipes or in the great outdoors on a long training run. She has a long-time love for Asian and Mediterranean cuisine and she particularly loves cooking with vegetables. She considers making vegetable carpacios to be a hobby. You can count on her to do too early stalking of farm fields in Hadley for local asparagus and waiting with baited breath for the Mountain View CSA and Golonka Farm Stand to open for the summer season. She loves supporting the local food economy through her service with the River Valley Market board of directors in Northampton, MA.


  1. Mary January 22, 2022 at 10:40 am - Reply

    5 stars
    What is the serving size?
    This was delicious!!

    • Bill Bradley, R.D. January 24, 2022 at 9:00 am - Reply

      Hi Mary, The serving size depends a bit on the size of the tomatoes. I would measure how much you get and then divide by 4 as there are 4 servings. Hope that helps!

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