Tomato Salad with Red Onion, Dill & Feta


This salad is a nod to my mom and my Greek heritage,” Symon says. In addition to dill, a common herb in Greek cuisine, Symon adds plenty of mint and basil. Slideshow: More Vegetarian RecipesRecipe from Food & Wine Best New Chefs All-Star Cookbook 

Tomato Salad with Red Onion, Dill & Feta
Photo: © Chris Court
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced (about 2 ounces)

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar

  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground pepper

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • One-third of an English cucumber, thinly sliced (1/4 pound)

  • 1/4 cup torn basil leaves

  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped mint

  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh dill

  • 1 pound assorted heirloom tomatoes, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled


  1. In a small bowl, cover the onion slices with ice water and let stand for 10 minutes. Drain the onion.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the garlic and vinegar. Whisking constantly, drizzle in the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Add the bell pepper, cucumber, basil, mint, dill and onion and toss to coat. Let marinate for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the tomatoes and toss gently; season with salt and pepper. Transfer the salad to a platter, top with the feta and serve.

Suggested Pairing

Robust, fruit-forward rosé.

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