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Roasted Red Onion and Tomato Salad

roasted red onion tomato salad
  • (2 small) red onions, sliced 1/2 in. thick
  • (8) plum (Roma) tomatoes, cored
  • (4 Tbsp.) olive oil, divided
  • (4 cups) Italian bread, cubed
  • (2 tsp.) dried thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • (1) cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • (1/2 cup) fresh basil, shredded
  • (3 Tbsp.) red wine vinegar
  • (2 Tbsp.) olive oil

Roasted Red Onion and Tomato Salad

Thick red onions, Roma tomatoes and Italian bread are grilled then combined with cucumber and a simple oil and vinegar dressing.

Preparation Time
About 35 minutes
Cook Time
About 10 minutes


  1. 1Preheat outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium-high heat.
  2. 2Place 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a small bowl and use a pastry brush to brush both sides of the onion and tomatoes with it. Grill 5 minutes, or until soft.

  3. 3Place the bread in a large bowl, add 2 Tbsp. oil, thyme, salt and pepper to taste, toss to combine. Place on metal skewers and grill about 3 minutes, turning occasionally.

  4. 4In a small bowl, whisk together remaining 2 Tbsp. olive oil and vinegar.
  5. 5Remove onions and tomatoes from grill, chop into large pieces and combine with bread, cucumber and basil in a large bowl. Add dressing, toss to combine and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/8 of salad

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 168
  • Total Fat 11 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 15.7 g
  • Protein 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 156 mg
  • Fiber 2 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Salad

Recipe Subcategory: Fruit/Vegetable Salads

Recipe Ethnicity: Italian

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: N/A

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.