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Tomato & Basil Salad

This fresh colourful salad offers a healthy but filling dinner option for two

April 8th, 2012

Recipe Submitted by Irene Leung, Port Dover, ON

Prep Time
10 minutes
  • 5 tomatoes or a combination of cherry and regular tomatoes
  • 10 tablespoons of chopped fresh basil
  • 2 small red onion or shallots
  • 1 cup of mini bocconcini cheese balls
  • 4 tablespoons of good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 7 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  1. Wash and dice tomatoes.

  2. Chop fresh herbs.

  3. Peel and dice onion.

  4. Combine vinegar, oil, basil and toss to taste in a large non-reactive bowl.

  5. Add tomatoes, shallots, bocconcini cheese and toss to coat.

  6. You can serve right away or you can let sit for about an hour in the fridge to marry the flavours.

Nutrients Per Serving

Based on 2 servings: 208 calories, 8 g fat, 5 g protein, 7 g fiber, 31 g carbohydrates. Excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, folate, vitamin B6, magnesium, iron. Good source of vitamin B1, niacin.

Tomato & Basil Salad
Photography by Christy Pengilly

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