A refreshing and light salad for a hot day

Ensalada Chilena

  • Author: ApronWarrior
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Salad


A traditional Chilean salad of tomatoes and onions to help cool the body down on a hot day.


2 heirloom tomatoes

½ white onion

Juice of one lime

2 TB olive oil

2 TB cilantro, minced

Pinch of salt


Take your white onion and slice in half from root to top. Remove the root, and make vertical, thin slices to create a “feathered” look.

As with the onion, slice your tomato vertically in thin, delicate slices.

Combine the onion and tomato gently in a bowl and add your lime juice, olive oil, minced cilantro, and salt.

Serve chilled or at room temperature. Do not let this salad sit for too long or the tomatoes will lose their texture.