Italian Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Olives

Sweet cherry tomatoes get a flavorful boost from high-heat roasting in this easy Italian Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Olives. This salad makes a nice side dish, but can easily be turned into a hearty Paleo meal with the addition of grilled beef, chicken, or seafood. The tomatoes can be roasted up to a week ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

If you liked this Italian Salad recipe, try our Italian Tuna Salad next time. Looking for even more Paleo salads and salad dressing recipes? Visit the PaleoPlan recipe center for hundreds of delicious and FREE Paleo recipes! 

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Italian Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Olives

Servings 4

Total Time: 60 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 297

carbohydrate 9.1g

protein 4g

fat 29.4g

saturated fat 3.8g

sodium 463g

potassium 611g

fiber 3.8g

sugar 3g

Ingredients

Roasted Tomatoes

  • 1 cup(s) tomatoes, cherry or grape halved
  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) thyme, fresh
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) sea salt

Salad

  • 8 cup(s) greens, mixed or baby spinach
  • 1 cup(s) olive(s), kalamata pitted
  • 1/4 cup(s) pine nuts toasted
  • 1/4 cup(s) olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon(s) balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) sea salt to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) black pepper freshly ground, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss the tomatoes with the olive oil and salt. Lay on the baking sheet and roast for 40-50 minutes, until soft. Allow to cool.
  3. To make the salad, toss the greens, olives, and pine nuts in a bowl. Top with the tomatoes. Whisk the oil and vinegar in a bowl until well combined, and drizzle over the salad.

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