After watching an old episode of Jon & Kate plus Eight wherein Kate was serving up some hummus with a tomato & onion salad I was inspired to make some myself. After searching in vain for her recipe I hodge podged a few I found online together. The result was light and flavorful and exactly what I was looking for. It was perfect as a side salad but I think it would be fantastic served on top of a broiled or grilled light fish. The salad marinates a bit in the dressing but despite the olive oil... which mostly remains in the serving bowl... the salad stays very low calorie.
Tomato & Onion Salad
1 pound vine ripend tomatoes, sliced into wedges
1 small Vidalia (or Red) Onion, thinly sliced (about 1/2 pound)
2 handfuls Parsley, stems removed and coarsely chopped
juice of 2 lemons (4-6 T)
4 T olive oil
3/4 t ground cumin
salt & pepper to taste (I used a fair amount of salt)
Combine tomato, onion & parsley in salad bowl. Pour lemon juice and olive oil over salad. Season with cumin and salt and pepper. Toss to coat and let sit to meld flavors before serving.
4 - 1.5 c servings at approx 75 calories each (with dressing left in bowl)
**This recipe is easily changed to a Mexican inspired tomato salad by changing out the parsley for cilantro.
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