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Bowl of chopped heirloom tomatoes and fresh basil

Flavorful Tomato Basil Salad with Balsamic Dressing


  • Author: Rachel Steenland
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings, as a side 1x

Description

Make your summer gatherings *POP* with this refreshing tomato salad! Beautiful heirloom tomatoes pair with fresh basil in the perfect summer salad recipe.


Ingredients

Scale

Tomato Basil Salad

  • 3lbs / 1.5kgs tomatoes (we used heirloom tomatoes, but feel free to use any tomatoes you prefer), chopped
  • Large handful of fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of salt

 

Balsamic Dressing

 

To Serve

  • Juice of one lemon
  • Fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Place chopped tomatoes, basil leaves, onion (if using), and salt and pepper into a salad bowl. Stir to combine. See notes section below.
  2. Make the balsamic dressing by whisking together the ingredients, then drizzle over the salad.
  3. Squeeze a little lemon juice over the salad and sprinkle with more fresh basil leaves.

Serve immediately, or keep the ingredients separate and mix them together just before eating!

Notes

  • 3lbs / 1.5kgs tomatoes is around 9 medium tomatoes
  • Taste test your tomatoes for acidity. If they’re especially sour, balance this with a little maple syrup.
  • If you’re using red onions, reduce their bite by soaking them in water.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 91
  • Sugar: 7.1 g
  • Sodium: 400.7 mg
  • Fat: 5.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.1 g
  • Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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