Thomas J. Story
Makes 6 to 8 servings

More an arrangement than a recipe, this salad couldn't be simpler--or taste more like summer. Prep Time: 10 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

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Ratings & Reviews

SherriRBGR's Review

November 14, 2011
YUM... I would put slices of handmade mozzarelli and vidalia onions and drizzle with balsalmic glaze. Too bad that the fresh-out-of-the-garden tomatoes are all done here.

lksmithnj's Review

August 29, 2011
To the fresh tomatoes and fresh basil leaves, I add several paper-thin slices of Vidalia onions, with a few sprinkles of crumbled goat cheese...and it doesn't get any better than this. My husband dresses this salad with either balsamic vinegar dressing, olive oil and vinegar, or a bottled Vidalia onion dressing. I use only fresh ground black pepper as the goat cheese melts slightly with the tomato juice and nothing else is needed. It's such a sad day when the heirlooms are finished for the season, and we have to wait another year for such a delicious tomato treat. I serve this salad almost every night when in season, and would never hesitate to serve it to even the fussiest dinner guests.