Tomato Caper Salad
This Tomato Caper salad is bright and packs tons of flavor from fresh herbs, capers, and a light garlic dressing.
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for hot weather, parties outside and yummy, spring flavors! Enough of the warm, “comforting”, aka heavy recipes of winter. Give me all of the cold salads, grilled veggies and fresh fruits.
There is just something about the simplicity of spring and summer dishes that make me smile. This Tomato Caper Salad is no exception. It’s the perfect compliment to any meal and super easy to prep.
If you are not familiar with capers, some of you may be asking “what are capers?” “What do they taste like?”
Capers are the unripened flower buds of capparis spinosa, a prickly, perennial plant which is native to the Mediterranean and some parts of Asia. The small, green herb buds lend a sour and salty flavor to salads, dressings, sauces, vegetables and a variety of main dishes.
You can find them at any grocery store. I found mine at my local Walmart!
For this recipe, you will start by chopping 4 tomatoes, 3/4 cup red onion and 1/2 cup of fresh parsley. Next, open and drain your capers. Add approximately 1/3 cup of the capers to your chopped ingredients.
Toss everything together with 3 Tbsp olive oil, 3 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp minced garlic and a dash of salt & pepper. Store in your refrigerator until you are ready to serve.
Like I said….it’s super easy to make. This clean, healthy, nutrient-packed Tomato Caper Salad will quickly become your new go-to side option. Enjoy!
Tomato Caper Salad
- 4 tomatoes
- 3/4 cup red onion
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley
- 1/3 cup capers
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- dash of salt & pepper
- Chop tomatoes, onion and parsley.
- Drain capers. Add to chopped ingredients.
- Toss everything together with olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic and salt/pepper.
- Store in refrigerator until you are ready to serve.