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Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and Basil

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Stylist: Cindy Barr
Hands-on time 5 mins
Total time 1 hr, 5 mins
Yield Serves 6 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)
Choose a variety of tomato colors to make the salad more beautiful without any additional work.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 4 medium heirloom tomatoes, cored and cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/3 cup small basil leaves
  • 1.5 ounces goat cheese, crumbled (about 1/3 cup)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 108
  • fat 8.6 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 5.3 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 2.8 g
  • carbohydrate 6.3 g
  • fiber 1.9 g
  • cholesterol 3 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 194 mg
  • calcium 32 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add chopped basil and tomato wedges; toss to coat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour, tossing occasionally. Top with basil leaves and goat cheese.

Cook's Notes

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