Creole Tomato Salad

Tomatoes are an important ingredient in the Creole cooking of New Orleans. This composed salad is easy to put together yet yields abundant, fresh flavor.

Yield: 4 servings
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 73
  • Calories from fat: 55%
  • Fat: 4.8g
  • Saturated fat: 0.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 1.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 7.5g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.6mg
  • Sodium: 185mg
  • Calcium: 13mg

Ingredients

  • Salad:
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 Vidalia or other sweet onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
  • Vinaigrette:
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic

Preparation

  1. To prepare salad, alternate tomato and onion slices on a platter. Sprinkle with salt. Top with mint and chives.
  2. To prepare vinaigrette, combine oil, vinegar, mustard, and garlic in a jar. Cover tightly; shake vigorously. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad, and serve at room temperature.
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