Cherry tomato salad

Cherry tomato salad

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About this recipe: This recipe was passed on from a friend and has been passed on to many more of my friends! It is a colourful and delicious salad of cherry tomatoes, olives, spring onions and toasted pine nuts, tossed in a red wine vinaigrette and chilled.


Serves: 6 

  • 40 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 170g pitted and sliced green olives
  • 170g pitted and sliced black olives
  • 2 spring onions, minced
  • 85g pine nuts
  • 120ml olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

Prep:15min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. In a big bowl, combine cherry tomatoes, green olives, back olives and spring onion.
  2. In a dry pan, toast pine nuts over medium heat until golden brown, turning frequently. Stir into tomato mixture.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, red wine vinegar, sugar and oregano. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour over salad, and gently stir to coat. Chill for 1 hour.

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