This cherry tomato lettuce salad is light and healthy, and at the same time easy to make. I try to use fresh, and as far as possible organic ingredients in my salads. This way they taste better and provide good nutrition as well. In winters cherry tomatoes are easily available in the market. If you do not get these, you can use normal tomatoes cut into medium size pieces. Here I have used honey. If you are a vegan, you can use finely chopped dates, or simply a teaspoon of sugar.
recipe of cherry tomato lettuce salad
Cherry tomatoes 25 gm (halved)
Iceberg lettuce 1/2 head (cut into medium size chunks)
cucumber 1 (cut into medium size pieces)
garlic cloves 3-4 (pressed)
onion 1 small (finely grated)
vinegar 2 table spoons
extra virgin olive oil 4 tablespoons
Honey 1 table spoon (vegans can use finely chopped dates in place of honey)
parsley, coriander, or any other fresh herbs (finely chopped)
Cherry tomato lettuce salad
Take tomatoes, lettuce, and cucumber in a bowl. I prefer to use smaller tomatoes as whole and do not cut them. They look very beautiful in the salad. In another bowl, take vinegar and gradually add olive oil while stirring. Take balsamic vinegar if available, otherwise synthetic white vinegar can be used. Add honey (or finely chopped dates), and a small amount of salt to it. Then add garlic and onion to this mixture. Also add herbs. You can also stir in mixed dry herbs available in market. Stir the content and add it to the vegetables. Mix everything properly. Cherry tomato lettuce salad is ready to be served.
Prepare the salad just before eating. If you want, you can prepare the dressing in advance and add it to vegetables at the time of serving.