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Summertime Tomato Salad

August 7th, 2008 · No Comments

This is the height of summer time tomato crops in back yard gardens, decks and patio containers across the Americas. We got a hold of some fresh backyard garden tomatoes and I immediately put together this summertime tomato salad using some fresh basil from our herb garden. Tomatoes pare well with soft cheese and fresh basil like a match made in heaven, well a match made in my kitchen too! This is a really quick recipe, on takes about 5 or 10 minutes to prepare and it is a great cool side dish to any meal. We ate this along side some roasted lemon and herb chicken leg quarters last night.




4          medium            Tomatoes

½         cup                   Red onion, julienne

½         cup                   Monterey Jack cheese, sliced into ¼” thin strips

½         Tbsp                Italian seasoning mix

1          Tsp                  Garlic salt

½         Tsp                  Black pepper

½         Cup                  Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing

2          Tbsp                Basil, fresh leaves


Procedure Steps


  1. Slice the tomatoes into 8 wedges each and place in a stainless steel mixing bowl.
  2. Add the red onion and the jack cheese and toss well.
  3. Add the Italian seasoning, garlic salt, black pepper and toss well. Then add the dressing and the fresh basil leaves and toss well.
  4. Chill well before serving.
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Tags: Recipes · Salads