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

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
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: 19<