Close Up of Simple Summer Tomato Salad Using Elderberry Switchel

For a classic, refreshing summer salad that will be a hit across the dinner table, you can’t go past this delicious tomato salad. As we head into warmer months, our desire for fresher ingredients and lighter foods is lifted. I love summertime because of the abundance of sweet fresh tomatoes available – plus it’s always fun to find new ways to enjoy them.

Super simple and quick to make, this recipe includes Wild Dispensary’s Elderberry Switchel – a delightful combination of organic raw apple cider vinegar, wild-harvested elderberries, Otago bush honey, ginger and mānuka. This uplifting tonic brings slightly sour, yet sweet flavours that complement the dish perfectly.



  • 250g tomatoes
  • 1 handful fresh small basil leaves
  • 2 small radishes
  • 1 small red onion

Switchel Vinaigrette: 


3 Images Showing How To Make Simple Summer Tomato Salad Using Elderberry Switchel

  1. Pickle the red onion.
  2. Slice tomatoes into wedges - or if using cherry tomatoes, cut in half. Arrange on a serving dish. Gently place pickled onions, thinly sliced radish, and fresh basil on top of tomatoes.
  3. To make the dressing combine pumpkin seed oil with switchel and drizzle over the top. Finish with ground black cumin seed and serve immediately.

Serves: 2-4 | Total time: 10 minutes

Nutritional Information Per Serving*

  • Servings: 4 
  • Calories: 35 
  • Total Fat: 2g 
  • Total Carbohydrate: 5g 
  • Net Carbohydrate: 4g 
  • Protein: 1g 
  • Sugar: 2g
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