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.

Vicki Armstrong, Florence, Alabama
Recipe by Southern Living June 2004

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 12 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine onion slices and 4 cups ice water in a large bowl; let stand 30 minutes. Drain and pat dry with paper towels.

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  • 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; Fat 8g; Sodium 414mg.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

88 calories; calories from fat 51%; fat 5g; saturated fat 0.7g; mono fat 3.6g; poly fat 0.6g; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 11g; fiber 1.2g; cholesterolmg; iron 0.6mg; sodium 108mg; calcium 12mg.