Fresh Tomatoes with Basil

This recipe can be used as a snack or a very simple salad. You can also add sliced leeks to this if you like. It makes a great base recipe for all kinds of other vegetables such as cooked eggplant or raw or roasted peppers. Use heirloom tomatoes when in season for added flavor.

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Fresh Tomatoes with Basil

Servings 2

Total Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 222

carbohydrate 9g

protein 2g

fat 21g


  • 1 cup(s) tomatoes, cherry or grape
  • 1/4 cup(s) basil, fresh
  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon(s) balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) sea salt


  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.


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

  2. 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!

    1. 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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