This 5-ingredient Tomato, Feta and Vidalia Onion Salad recipe is my go-to side dish for summer BBQs and potlucks! 

White bowl of sliced grape tomatoes with feta cheese and chopped vidalia onions with an vinegar and oil dressing. I found this recipe for Tomato, Feta and Vidalia Onion Salad in Cooking Light a number of years ago. It was one of those side dish suggestions buried in the sidebar of an actual recipe. I can’t even remember why it caught my eye, but thank goodness it did because I’ve been making it ever since. 

Hands down, this Tomato, Feta and Vidalia Onion Salad is my go-to side dish to prepare during summer. It’s super easy to throw together, and it goes with nearly any meal from humble burgers and brats to fancy steaks and salmon. I’m telling you, put this in your recipe rotation, and you’ll marvel at its versatility – and deliciousness.

Clearly you have to like tomatoes to enjoy this recipe, but I think the combination of juicy tomatoes, salty feta and sweet onion (balanced with a little oil and vinegar) is swoon-worthy, especially when tomatoes are at their peak. I’ve also made it with grocery store grape tomatoes since our growing season is so short in Minnesota, and it’s still rock solid. 

Lesson learned: Never overlook food suggestions in the sidebar. I wonder what else I’ve been missing…

Tip: Making this Tomato, Feta and Vidalia Onion Salad ahead of time? Combine all ingredients except the cheese and refrigerate. Stir in the feta right before serving for the best presentation.

White bowl of sliced grape tomatoes with feta cheese and chopped vidalia onions with an vinegar and oil dressing.

Tomato Feta and Vidalia Onions Salad in a white serving bowl with forks for eating.

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Yield: 4-6

Tomato, Feta and Vidalia Onion Salad

Tomato, Feta and Vidalia Onion Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups halved grape tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup diced vidalia onion
  • 4 tablespoons feta cheese
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place tomatoes and onion in a bowl. Whisk together vinegar and oil and pour over tomato and onions. Stir to combine. Sprinkle with feta cheese and gently fold into tomato mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 54 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 159mg Carbohydrates: 4g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Protein: 2g

 

This fresh Tomato, Feta and Vidalia Onion Salad is the perfect easy side dish for any BBQ or potluck!