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Fresh Tomato Salad

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Categories: Vegetarian
Type: Salads

Buy the best tomatoes you can find for this salad, and opt for fresh basil over dried.

Serves: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges (about 3 cups)
  • 1 medium sweet onion, cut into thin wedges (about 1 cup)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, cut into thin strips (about 1 cup)
  • DRESSING
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil, or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

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Directions:

  1. Place all of the vegetables in a shallow dish, and toss to mix.
  2. Place the dressing ingredients in a small bowl, and stir to mix. Pour the dressing over the salad, and toss to mix well.
  3. Cover the salad, and chill for 2 to 4 hours, stirring occasionally, before serving.
Tips:
  • To keep the tomatoes bright and firm, make this salad no more than 2 to 4 hours before serving.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking by Sandra Woodruff, R.D. Copyright � 2000 by Sandra Woodruff.

To order this book go to www.penguin.com. Get a 15% discount with the coupon code FENPARENT.

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