Italian Tomato Salad

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.


4 1/2 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living


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


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

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

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

June 2001
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