Cherry Tomato Salad

Cherry tomato salad has been a staple in my household since I was little. It is a bright and vibrant salad that is bursting with flavor and super easy to make. Cherry tomatoes come in many varieties and colors like Sun Gold which is super sweet and yellow in color and considered to be one of the most popular varieties.

Only five ingredients are needed to make this delicious and fast salad that pairs well with almost anything!

finished cherry tomato salad in bowl

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Difference Between Cherry and Grape Tomatoes

Grape tomatoes are rounder in shape like a grape and are about half the size of a cherry tomato. Cherry tomatoes tend to have a thinner skin and are sweeter in flavor. Although they are slightly different they can still be interchanged in recipes.

cherry tomato salad ingredients

Cherry Tomato Salad Ingredients

Tomatoes: Any type of tomato will work in this recipe but cherry tomatoes tend to be sweeter and bite sized making them perfect for salads.

Vinegar: Balsamic vinegar is used in this recipe but it can also be substituted for a balsamic glaze for a sweeter salad.

Seasoning: Fresh garlic, salt, pepper, and fresh basil are used to season this recipe. Powdered garlic and dried basil can also be used in place of the fresh ingredients if needed.

cherry tomato salad ingredients in bowl

How to Make Cherry Tomato Salad

  1. Wash and slice cherry tomatoes.
  2. Place in a bowl with remaining ingredients and toss until combined.
  3. Let marinate for 20 minutes before serving for the best flavor.

Storage Instructions

This salad is is best served and eaten right away but can be stored in an air tight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

plated cherry tomato salad

Other Cherry Tomato Recipes

Caprese Pasta Salad

Sheet Pan Gnocchi

finished cherry tomato salad in bowl

Cherry Tomato Salad

This fresh and bright cherry tomato salad is the perfect side dish for any summer meal!
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cherry Tomato Salad, Easy Tomato Salad
Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes


  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 2 tablespoons basil chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and toss until combined.
  • Let marinate for 20-30 minutes before serving if desired.

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