I made this for a party this past weekend and it was a big hit. I used Feta Cheese as the topping and served with French Bread Slices. It was delicious.
Marinated Tomatoes With Basil and Balsamic Vinegar
Hers's a great tip for this marinated tomato dish - soaking onion slices in ice water before assembling a dish makes them milder. It's a great trick to use for onions that are added to tuna, egg, or chicken salad.
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- Calories: 88
- Calories from fat: 51%
- Fat: 5g
- Saturated fat: 0.7g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.6g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
- Protein: 0.9g
- Carbohydrate: 11g
- Fiber: 1.2g
- Cholesterol: 0.0mg
- Iron: 0.6mg
- Sodium: 108mg
- Calcium: 12mg
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 4 cups ice water
- 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 to 1 cup chopped fresh basil
- 6 tomatoes, thinly sliced
- Parmesan cheese curls (optional)
- French bread (optional)
- Combine onion slices and 4 cups ice water in a large bowl; let stand 30 minutes. Drain and pat dry with paper towels.
- Whisk together vinegar, olive oil, 2 tablespoons water, and next 4 ingredients. Stir in basil.
- Layer half of tomato slices in a shallow dish. Top with half of onion slices. Drizzle with half of dressing. Repeat with remaining tomato slices, onion slices, and dressing. Cover and chill 30 minutes.
- Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese curls, if desired, and serve with bread, if desired. Serve at room temperature.
- Note: Recipe may be prepared up to 3 hours ahead.
- Per serving (with bread and Parmesan): Calories 203 (36% from fat); Carb 28g; Fiber 2.2; Fat 7.8g; Sodium 414mg.
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