German Tomato Salad Recipe ~ Oma's Tomatensalat

Oma's Tomatensalat is an easy German tomato salad that's such a great way to use the bounty of your fresh garden tomatoes. It's summer in a bowl. So lecker!

It really is one of those best salad recipes because it's so easy to make. Nothing really says summer like tomatoes. So juicy, healthy, and so delicious.

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time


Total Time

5 minutes


Makes 4 servings


  • 1½ pounds tomatoes
  • 1 - 2 bunches green onions
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 4 - 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt, pepper, sugar


  1. Wash tomatoes and cut into wedges or chunks.
  2. Cut green onions diagonally into 1-inch pieces.
  3. Mix chopped onions, basil, parsley, balsamic vinegar, orange juice, and oil.
  4. Season dressing with salt, pepper, and sugar.
  5. Put tomatoes and green onions into bowl and pour dressing over.


  • Substitute halved cherry tomatoes for regular ones
  • Use dill and/or chives

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