Tomato Salad with Onion (Turkish Salad Recipe)

Tomatoes and onions are commonly used in salad all over the world. Tomato salad with onion is a very easy to make and both the vegetables have amazing health benefits.

Onions are super healthy loaded with sources of Vitamin C, Sulphuric Compounds, flavonoids and phytochemicals.

Tomatoes are wonder fruits packed full of vitamins A, C and E. They also contain flavonoids, potassium, and other mineral salts.

NUTRITION FACTS FOR ONIONS

  • 1 medium onion (5.3 oz / 148 g)
  • Calories: 45 (Calories from Fat: 0)
  • Total fat: 0g (0%)
  • Total Carbohydrate: 11g (4%)
  • Dietary Fiber 3g (12%)
  • Sugars 9g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0%)
  • Sodium: 5mg (0%)
  • Potassium: 190mg (5%)
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: (0%)
  • Vitamin C: (20%)
  • Calcium: (4%)
  • Iron: (4%)

HEALTH BENEFITS OF ONION

  • Sulfur in Onion acts as Natural Blood Thinner
  • Reduces the onset of hypertension
  • Prevents plaque buildup in the arteries reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke
  • Onion Sulphur may be an effective anti-inflammatory agent
  • Provides relief of asthma symptoms
  • Reduces allergic reactions
  • Promotes good digestion

NUTRITION FACTS FOR TOMATO

One cup of chopped or sliced raw tomatoes contains:

  • 32 calories (kcal)
  • 170.14 g of water
  • 1.58 g of protein
  • 2.2 g of fiber
  • 5.8 g of carbohydrate
  • 0 g cholesterol

Tomatoes also have a wealth of vitamin and mineral content, including:

  • 18 mg of calcium
  • 427 mg of potassium
  • 43 mg of phosphorus
  • 24.7 mg of vitamin C
  • 1499 international units (IU) of vitamin A

Tomatoes also contain a wide array of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants, including:

  • alpha-lipoic acid
  • lycopene
  • choline
  • folic acid
  • beta-carotene
  • lutein

HEALTH BENEFITS OF TOMATOES

  • They protect heart
  • Improve vision
  • Improve bone health
  • Boost digestive health
  • Help with diabetes management
  • Guard Skin Health
  • Protect Against Cancer

Tomato Salad with Onion (Turkish Salad Recipe)

Tomato Salad with Onion (Turkish Salad Recipe)
Tomato Salad with Onion (Turkish Salad Recipe)

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Large Tomatoes
  • 1 Large Onion
  • Salt according to taste

DRESSING

For Lemon Dressing

  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • 5 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • ½ Cup Chopped Parsley
  • Salt
  • Freshly Cracked Black Pepper

For Vinegar Dressing

  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • ¼ Cup Vinegar
  • ½ Cup Chopped Parsley
  • Salt
  • Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
Tomato Salad with Onion (Turkish Salad Recipe)
Tomato Salad with Onion (Turkish Salad Recipe)

PREPARATION

Step – 1

Dice Tomatoes in the size and shape of your choice

Step – 2

Peel and dice onion

 Step – 3

Chop green parsley

Step – 4

Place tomatoes, onion, and parsley in a salad bowl. Toss them together to mix and arrange to your liking.

Step – 5

Whisk all the dressing ingredients together. Taste dressing to adjust seasonings according to your taste.

Step – 6

Pour the dressing over the salad and give it a toss.

Step – 7

Sprinkle some freshly crushed black pepper on it

Step – 8

Serve after 15 – 20 minutes after preparation.

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