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Recipe: Tomato and Onion Salad

Posted Feb 02 2009 11:10pm

Tomato and Onion Salad

On sultry nights here in Melbourne at the moment, this refreshing salad really hits the spot.

The tomato and onion salad usually is accompanied with curries in Sri Lankan and some Indian cultures.  I know it’s something that is definitely made when we’re having a curry feast!  However, I’ve also seen my true Aussie Grandmother (she’s from country Australia) also make it.  So it seems this little salad is made also as an Australian tradition too!

It really doesn’t matter too much where it originated from, but what truly matters is thatthis salad is one of the refreshing salads you could make, and, taste absolutely delish too!  Very simply made, using tomato and onions with a little spice and sugar for sweetness, you’ll have this ready in no time…

Please note: The longer you leave this to sit, the more intense the flavour is - the onions also become less intense and take on the flavour of the dressing!  I definitely recommend holding off if you can before eating it!


  • 2-3


  • 1/2 tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • pinch salt
  • pinch white pepper
  • 4 caps white vinegar
  • 2 tbs water
  • pinch sugar or sweetener
  • pinch chilli powder (optional)


  1. Slice the tomato and onion up very thinly and set aside.
  2. Mix all the other ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Add your tomato and onion to the mixture and stir.
  4. Set aside for ten minutes at least before serving.

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