Creole Tomato Salad

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Creole Tomato SaladRecipe
Randy Mayor
Tomatoes are an important ingredient in the Creole cooking of New Orleans. This composed salad is easy to put together yet yields abundant, fresh flavor.
4 servings


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3 ripe tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 2 pounds)
1 Vidalia or other sweet onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh mint
2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
4 teaspoons olive oil
4 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic


To prepare salad, alternate tomato and onion slices on a platter. Sprinkle with salt. Top with mint and chives.

To prepare vinaigrette, combine oil, vinegar, mustard, and garlic in a jar. Cover tightly; shake vigorously. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad, and serve at room temperature.

Created date

April 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories 73
Caloriesfromfat 55 %
Fat 4.8 g
Satfat 0.7 g
Monofat 3.4 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 1.4 g
Carbohydrate 7.5 g
Fiber 1.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 185 mg
Calcium 13 mg