Today, we want to share with you one of our personal favourite recipes: tomato salad. It is a simple and quick recipe. Yet with the right ingredients and a little dedication, it can become a perfect meal for the summer.

Why we love tomatoes?

Tomatoes are perhaps one of the most versatile vegetables (or are they fruits?) in the kitchen. You can find them in different colors, shapes, and sizes, adding not only color but also flavor to every dish. While they are often enjoyed raw, tomatoes can also be cooked, baked, grilled, or dried to bring out a variety of flavors.

What is the secret to a good tomato salad?

The secret to a good tomato salad lies not only in the selection of tomatoes but also in the dressing. A simple dressing of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and fresh basil can enhance the flavor of the tomatoes without overpowering them. The dressing should be light, complementing the natural freshness of the tomatoes rather than dominating them.

Recipe for tomato salad


  • 500g fresh tomatoes (preferably various varieties for a colorful mix)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 handful of fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: Mozzarella balls for a Caprese variation


  1. Wash the tomatoes and slice or halve them, depending on size.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, chopped garlic, and basil.
  3. Add the tomatoes to the bowl and gently toss until evenly coated with the dressing.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. For the Caprese variation, simply add the mozzarella balls and gently fold them in.
  6. Allow the tomato salad to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to develop.
  7. Before serving, taste again and garnish with fresh basil.

Why mason jars are perfect for tomatoes?

Now that you know this delicious recipe, you'll want to ensure that your fresh tomatoes stay fresh for longer. Enter our Mason Jars! With their airtight seal, they keep your tomatoes fresh and crisp, allowing you to enjoy them for longer. No more waste – enjoy the freshness preserved in our high-quality jars. For this recipe we are using our Luna Storage Jar. It is great to store your food at home or to enjoy your food on the go. 

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If you prefer you can also use our Pearl on the Go Jar, that is perfect to enjoy your favourite salad wherever you go, at the work or at the beach!

salad on the go jar

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Tomato Season Begins in Europe

As the tomato season begins in Europe, it's more important than ever to search for recipes to make the most of this delicious fruit. By creating creative and tasty dishes, we can not only enjoy the full flavor of tomatoes but also reduce food waste. Let's use this season to liven up our kitchens with fresh, seasonal ingredients while also preserving our planet.


A well-made tomato salad is more than the sum of its parts. It's a celebration of freshness, a play of flavors, and a tribute to the diversity of nature. With this simple recipe and the right ingredients, you too can create your own perfect tomato salad.

So what are you waiting for? Get your Mason Jars now and get ready to enjoy the most delicious tomato salads this summer!

Bon appétit and happy experimenting!

June 06, 2024

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