Deep-Summer Tomato-Basil Salad

Deep-Summer Tomato-Basil Salad Recipe
Thomas J. Story
More an arrangement than a recipe, this salad couldn't be simpler--or taste more like summer. Prep Time: 10 minutes.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 25
Caloriesfromfat 0.1 %
Protein 1 g
Fat 0.3 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 5.5 g
Fiber 1.1 g
Sodium 12 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


3 large vine-ripe tomatoes (red, yellow, and green)
8 to 10 basil leaves, plus a basil flower
1 cup assorted cherry tomatoes
Good-quality extra-virgin olive oil
Coarse salt (sea salt or kosher salt)


1. Slice large tomatoes crosswise and arrange on a platter, overlapping them and alternating colors. Tuck a basil leaf between every second or third slice.

2. Arrange cherry tomatoes in center of sliced tomatoes and top with basil flower.

3. Serve with olive oil and coarse salt on the side for sprinkling.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.


September 2006
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