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Italian Tomato Salad

Yield 4 1/2 cups
Create a flavorful tomato salad by tossing juicy fresh tomatoes with basil, oregano, onions, red wine vinegar, olive oil, and crumbled Gorgonzola cheese.  Top with croutons for added texture.

Ingredients

  • 3 large tomatoes, chopped*
  • 1 small purple onion, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • Garnish: croutons

How to Make It

  1. Combine tomato and, if desired, onion in a large bowl.

  2. Combine basil and next 6 ingredients; add to tomato mixture, tossing to coat. Sprinkle with cheese. Chill 8 hours. Garnish, if desired.

  3. * 6 plum tomatoes may be substituted for 3 large tomatoes.