campari tomato onion olive salad

campari tomato onion olive salad

Campari Tomato Salad

Campari tomato salad is a delightful new take on the tomato salad! Add sweet onions and olives, and you’ll think you’re dining at a cafe in Tuscany!

Fresh Tomato Salad

Salads come in all types, shapes, ingredients and textures. Sometimes you might get locked into the thinking that a ‘salad’ has to be green leaves and something else. But, my interpretation of a Fresh Tomato salad is that it can be just about anything, hot, cold, warm. And, it’s incumbent upon me to vary the salad to keep it interesting. This campari tomato onion olive salad can serve as the base just as it is as a salad, or you can build on it making it even more divine!

Grilled Garbanzo Beans

Now how would we build on it? Well, let’s add some grilled garbanzo beans to it. OMG, talk about another layer of textural love and flavor. Or we could throw in some steamed shelled shrimp. Holleee schmollleeee, now we’re talking even more of a healthy breezy meal. A grilled boneless chicken breast on top. I mean as I’m talking to you, my mouth is watering. Let’s go off the grid and add something like long beans, or green beans to it. I’m thinking I might just toss in some crumbled beautiful creamy Maytag blue cheese!

Campari Tomato

Campari is a type of tomato, noted for its juiciness, high sugar level, low acidity, and lack of mealiness. Camparis are deep red and larger than a cherry tomato, but smaller and rounder than a plum tomato. And, this is from Specialist Produce: Campari tomatoes are sought after for their inherent sweetness. They are great for snacking, and are often served fresh over salads, mozzarella, or specialty meats. Campari tomatoes can also be used in cooking, when the high sugar content is desired. Try roasting and serving on pizza, sandwiches, or in salsa.

Campari Tomato Salad Recipe

Cooking is all about creativity. Don’t be locked into a recipe. It’s our opportunity to put your own spin and signature on it. Start with something absolutely fabulous and simple, like this salad, and let the wheels of freedom spin effortlessly! xoxo peace & namaste ~ally

campari tomato onion olive salad

campari tomato onion olive salad

campari tomato onion olive salad

Yield: 4-5 servings

Campari tomato salad is a delightful new take on the tomato salad! Add sweet onions and olives, and you'll think you're dining at a cafe in Tuscany!


  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1 tsp. coarse black pepper
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 10 campari tomatoes, cut in halves
  • 1 ½ cups sweet onions, thinly sliced half moons
  • 1 cup olives, green and black, pitted
  • ½ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh flat parsley, chopped


In a small bowls, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and zest, pepper, salt and Italian seasoning. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, onions, olives, basil and parsley. Toss and blend.

Drizzle on the dressing. Toss and blend. Refrigerate about 30 minutes prior to serving.

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campari tomato onion olive salad

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  1. Patty Dailey says:

    This sounds like a delightful salad on its own and I love the encouragement and ideas to build upon it. I happen to have all these ingredients sitting about and will give this a try. I’m thinking of roasting the tomatoes and onions first and adding feta!

    1. Patty, my dear, thank you for your very kind and complimentary words. I very much appreciate it. And, I think roasting the onions and tomatoes would be delicious. It surely would add even more flavor! Let me know how it turns out…if you’re on social media, share a pix on FB or IG and tag me! #allyskitchen @allyskitchen xoxo ~ally

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