Tomato Basil Salad


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Need to use your garden tomatoes? This is my adaptation from an existing recipe I was given several years ago. I brought this dish to a large picnic my family attended. It got rave reviews, especially from one Italian gentleman. I have also made this with golden tomatoes, and without the onions and it is just as good. The key is using fresh basil, in my case from the backyard garden.

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  • 8-9 tomatoes, sliced about 1/2-inch thick (30 slices)
  • 1/2 C. very thin sliced red onion (half rings)
  • 1/2 C. chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 C. apple cider vinegar (specialty vinegars may be used)
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt

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Whisk together last five ingredients in a bowl. Arrange sliced tomatoes and onion in a 9x13 dish. Pour the other ingredients from the bowl over this. Chill and you have a yummy side dish. The longer this dish chills and marinates, the better it is, especially the next day. 

Reviews (2)

  • This sounds fabulous. I have a similar recipe that uses fresh mint.

    Flag as inappropriate bonniebates62  |  September 22, 2008

  • This sounds yummy. I think I will scatter some small balls of fresh mozzarella cheese to it, too. Thanks for the recipe.

    Flag as inappropriate  |  August 31, 2008

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