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White bowl edged with pale green, filled with heirloom tomato basil salad of sliced colourful cherry tomatoes, red, orange, green, black garnished with edible flowers and basil leaves. On a pale pink surface with a pink napkin to the left. Glass bowl with green basil dressing to the right
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Heirloom Tomato Basil Salad with Basil Dressing - In 10 Minutes

Easy tomato salad with heirloom or cherry tomatoes or just about any tomatoes you have. Slice them, puree basil leaves with olive oil, garlic and vinegar, season it and add to the tomatoes. Done in 10 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, british, Mediterranean
Keyword: Basil Dressing, Cherry Tomato, Heirloom Tomato, Quick Tomato Salad, Tomato Salad
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 111kcal
Author: Sujata Shukla

Ingredients

Basil Dressing

  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper freshly ground

Heriloom Tomato Salad

  • 3 cups Sliced Tomatoes Fresh , different colours, shapes and sizes - about 500 gms
  • 2 tablespoons Edible flowers Optional

Instructions

  • Wash basil leaves and pluck the leaves from the stalks. Dry in a salad spinner or with tissue, removing as much moisture as possible. Place the leaves in the food processor/mixie, reserving a few for garnish
  • Add olive oil, peeled clove of garlic and vinegar. A pinch of salt and pepper. Puree till you get an oily fluid paste. Don't add water. Add more oil if required for pureeing.
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired.
  • Chop the tomatoes, halving the small ones and cutting the larger ones into bite sized chunks.
  • Pour some of the dressing into a bowl, add the chopped tomatoes.
  • Mix well just before serving, so that the dressing covers the salad. Check the taste, add more dressing if required. Check for seasoning and add more salt and pepper if required.
  • Add a garnish of edible flowers and the reserved basil leaves, if available. Serve the Tomato salad with focaccia or bread, or as a side for pasta, pizza, a sandwich or roll or quesadilla or a savoury au gratin.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 587mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2500IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg