Simple Tricolore Salad

Simple Tricolore Salad

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 15 min
  • Serving: Serves 4-6 people

Simple tricolore salad takes you back to the basics. Great as a starter or salad dish with your meal, this recipe shows simplicity is sometimes the best.


  • 1 small red onion, sliced in thin rings
  • 6 large tomatoes
  • 1 small bunch arugula, coarsely chopped
  • 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • Extra-virgin olive oil to drizzle
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Soak the onions in a small bowl of cold water for about 30 minutes, drain and pat them dry. Slice the tomatoes as you prefer, either in small wedges or in slices.
  2. Arrange half the tomatoes on a serving platter. Liberally drizzle the olive oil over them and layer them with half the arugula and half the onion slices. Season well with salt and pepper. Add a layer of cheese, and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Sprinkle the pine nuts on top of the salad, cover and chill it for about 2 hours prior to serving.


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