Fire and Ice Tomatoes recipe
This sweet yet tart Southern side dish of tomato salad uses your garden's bounty of fresh tomatoes, bell pepper and sweet onion.
  • Makes: 6-8 servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Nutrition Highlights: Tomatoes are filled with antioxidants vitamin A and C, and bell peppers are one of the richest sources of vitamin C. In fact, one medium-sized green bell pepper has as much vitamin C as a medium orange.


  1. Toss the tomatoes, onion and bell pepper in a heatproof bowl.
  2. Combine the vinegar, cold water, mustard seeds, sugar, celery salt, salt, red pepper and black pepper in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour the hot vinegar mixture over the tomato mixture and mix gently.
  4. Chill, covered, for several hours. Can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.


  1. Sounds different, but really good! Thanks for sharing this with Summer Salad Sundays, look forward to seeing you again soon!