Delicious Tomato Garlic Salad

Tomato garlic and parsley saladThis delicious tomato garlic salad is a traditional dish here in Andalusia. You can order this in almost any restaurant or ‘venta’ – even though you probably won’t see it on the menu.

I love salads in the summer. Like this traditional roasted red pepper salad or this orange and avocado salad 

but the king of salad ingredients has to be the tomato. Tomato salad is a staple part of the mediterranean diet but what many people don’t know is that you can order a tomato and garlic salad in almost any traditional Spanish bar or venta.

The essential ingredients are some really tasty red tomatoes, preferably freshly picked from the vegetable garden, 1 large clove of garlic finely chopped and one bunch of fresh parsley.

On top of that you’ll need some salt to bring out the flavours and some really tasty extra virgin olive oil.

You can also drizzle over with some balsamic vinegar but I like it best with just the olive oil and lashings of coarsely ground black pepper.

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Delicious Tomato Garlic Salad

Such an easy salad to make and one of Andalusia's yummy secrets.

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • Bright red, sweet tomatoes, washed
  • 1 fat clove of garlic, or 2 if small
  • 1 bunch of fresh parsley, washed
  • salt & pepper
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar (optional)


  1. Cut the tomatoes into thick slices and then cut the slices in half.
  2. Layer over a plate.
  3. Chop the garlic into small pieces and sprinkle over the tomatoes.
  4. Finely chop the parsley and sprinkle evenly over the tomato and garlic.
  5. Carefully add salt to each piece of tomato - essential for bringing out the flavour in this recipe.
  6. Lavish on lots of freshly ground black pepper.
  7. Drizzle over plenty of olive oil and allow to sit for a few moments before serving so that the flavour oozes out of the tomatoes.
  8. Traditionally served as a central dish for everyone to share.

I hope you enjoyed this tomato and garlic salad. Try it accompanied with this delicious quinoa, avocado and spinach salad.

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