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Weight Watchers Tomato Salad with Italian Dressing

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This super easy Weight Watchers tomato salad recipe is quick, easy, and low in points. It’s a great salad topper or you can eat it alone with chips, crackers, or crunchy veggies!

This recipe is awesome for topping salads, throwing on top of burgers, adding to your salad jars, or to just scoop onto crackers or crunchy veggies for a snack in the middle of the day. I like to make a batch for parties and gatherings so I know there’s something I can enjoy!

If you like bruschetta you will want to try this recipe and serve it with some crusty bread or toast. It’s such a tangy and delicious Weight Watchers tomato salad.

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This is a really simple recipe. THere’s nothing crazy happening and you can have it ready in just a few minutes. I like to give it at least an hour in the refrigerator but you can let it sit overnight too for even more flavor and softer tomatoes!

Another great side dish or snack that you should try is these lemony Roasted chickpeas (recipe here)!

Which tomato is best for this salad?:

This recipe uses fresh, garden tomatoes to give it a delicious base. If you don’t have access to a garden visit your local farmer’s market or grocery store and pick up some Roma tomatoes for the best flavors. Heirloom tomatoes would be my second choice if you can’t find ripe Romas.

What is tomato salad made of?

Of course, you know this Italian style tomato salad starts with fresh and ripe tomatoes Once you have the tomatoes you’ll need fresh basil, shallots, garlic, olive oil, low-fat Italian dressing (I used the Olive Garden type), Italian seasoning, red wine vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste!

Using wholesome, simple ingredients you can create a zesty and delicious salad that everyone will love.

A bowl of the finished tomato salad recipe for Weight Watchers.

Here are some kitchen essentials that I like to have on hand when making recipes like this for meal prep:

Making healthy meals is a breeze with these kitchen essentials. Keeping things like this on hand makes my life so much easier in the kitchen.

Some things that are great to have on hand when prepping meals like this are a cutting board, sharp knives, and storage containers.

Tomato salad served over lettuce for a delicious lunch.

How to make tomato salad for Weight Watchers:

You’ll be shocked at how easy it is to make this fresh salad. It’s bright and colorful and it’s even better after sitting overnight in the refrigerator!

We’re taking some really simple ingredients and whipping them into a magical salad that just tastes like summer. It’s so fresh and delicious you’ll want to add it to everything. Try putting it on burgers with some mozzarella cheese for a Caprese burger!

Toss it onto some grilled chicken for a fresh topping and unique addition to your plate. The possibilities are truly endless.

In a medium bowl add the tomatoes, basil, shallots, and garlic. 

Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.

Stir the ingredients and drizzle with olive oil, Italian dressing, and red wine vinegar.

Stir until all ingredients are covered in liquids.

Refrigerate for at least a few hours until ready to serve.

*Note the longer the tomatoes marinate, the softer the tomatoes will become. A few hours minimum, best overnight.

How long does tomato salad last in the fridge?

Fresh tomato salad doesn’t store well. Once you create the recipe and let it marinate for a few hours or even overnight, it’s ready to be served and enjoyed in one sitting.

If you happen to have leftovers, you will want to refrigerate the salad immediately and enjoy it within 24 hours for a fresh taste. One day later the salad will start to be soggy and lose its fresh flavors.

Also, don’t forget you can’t freeze tomato salad, so plan accordingly to eat it as soon as possible after serving.

A close up view of a finished scoop of the tomato salad.

What goes good with tomato salad?

This fresh tomato salad would pair perfectly with Weight Watchers Macaroni and Cheese, or this Weight Watchers Roasted Chicken recipe.

A look into the bowl of the finished tomato salad.

How do I track this recipe for Weight Watchers?

Well, the entire recipe is about 8 points on all three different plans for the current program (myWW+). If you want to divide it up into 8 equal servings you can or you can track it a point at a time if you are having smaller portions!

The full recipe is 8 servings. Depending on the size of your tomatoes it’s about 1/2 cup per serving. You can also add more tomatoes and other free veggies if you wanted to bulk this up a bit. In any case, it’s a great low-point side dish or salad topper.

I use it in place of dressings on occasion since it’s juicy and marinated to perfection!

points bubble for weight watchers plans where each serving is 1 point on all plans.

Looking for more delicious Weight Watchers recipes?

Here are some of my other favorite salads, sides, and recipes for Weight Watchers. They’re easy to make, family-friendly, and great for meal prep. Losing weight with Weight Watchers is simple because there’s so much flexibility.

These healthy, delicious recipes include fresh vegetables and a few other simple ingredients to help you keep on track even when life gets really busy and chaotic.

Printable Weight Watchers Tomato Salad Recipe:

Yield: 8 Servings

Weight Watchers Tomato Salad

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This super easy Weight Watchers tomato salad recipe is quick, easy, and low in points. It's a great salad topper or you can eat it alone with chips, crackers, or crunchy veggies!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Marinate Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 Roma Tomatoes, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 small shallot, finely diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp low fat Italian Dressing
  • Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl add the tomatoes, basil, shallots, and garlic.
  2. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  3. Stir the ingredients and drizzle with olive oil, Italian dressing, and red wine vinegar.
  4. Stir until all ingredients are covered in liquids.
  5. Refrigerate for at least a few hours until ready to serve.

Notes

Note the longer the tomatoes marinate, the softer the tomatoes will become. A few hours minimum, best over night.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 36Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 75mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 1g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

This recipe is in no way authorized or associated with the Weight Watchers Program.

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