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Fresh Tomatoes with Basil

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This summertime favorite can be used as a side for two adults, or double the recipe to use as a base for a great salad with greens and grilled chicken.  Use heirloom tomatoes when in season for added flavor.

Approximate cooking time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large package of cherry or grape tomatoes
  • handful of fresh basil
  • olive oil (2-3 Tbs)
  • balsamic vinegar (2-3 Tbs)
  • sea salt

Instructions

  1. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half and put in a bowl.
  2. Finely chop the fresh basil and add to bowl.
  3. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
  4. Add sea salt to taste.

6 Comments

  1. Shayna

    If you had some sliced leeks into this–they taste amazing!

  2. KBrock

    Not bad! I’m not a huge tomatoe fan, but LOVE basil, so this was a pleasent surprise! Glad I tried it!! Yum!

  3. elizabethwstroud@gmail.com

    love this recipe!!!! nice and refreshing snack..so good I have made it twice this week

  4. txbobbie@aol.com

    I thought this would be great as is, but I used fig balsamic vinegar and only 1 T olive oil and it was awesome! Definitely making this again!

  5. kmstaebler@gmail.com

    What can be substituted for tomatoes? I very much dislike them, even though the family loves them.

    • Neely Quinn

      kmstaebler – Well, I guess you could substitute them with peppers, celery, or maybe cooked eggplant. There are tons of veggies that go really well with basil (pretty much all of them), so you should just pick your favorite and add it to it. Maybe add some lime juice to the mix to give it that acidity that tomatoes provide.

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