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Tomato Salad With Basil

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This super simple tomato salad with basil is fresh, delicious, and quick. You can have a batch ready in the time it takes to chop everything up and mix!

This recipe is awesome for topping salads, throwing on top of burgers, adding to your salad jars, or to just scoop onto crackers or crunchy veggies for a snack in the middle of the day. I like to make a batch for parties and gatherings so I know there’s something I can enjoy!

If you like bruschetta you will want to try this recipe and serve it with some crusty bread or toast. It’s such a tangy and delicious tomato salad with basil. The longer it sits the more the tomatoes break down and soak up all that zesty dressing as well!

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Ingredients needed for marinated tomato salad:

There’s nothing too exciting in this recipe. I promise! You can whip it up as long as you have a few simple ingredients. You likely already have a lot of this on hand. The next time you go shopping load up on some tomatoes and onions and you’ll be able to make nice big batch of this marinated tomato salad with basil!

You need Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, shallots, garlic, olive oil, low fat Italian dressing (I used the Olive Garden type), Italian seasoning, red wine vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste!

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Here are some kitchen essentials that I like to have on hand when making tomato salad:

Making healthy tomato salad with basil is a breeze with these kitchen essentials. Keeping things like this on hand makes my life so much easier in the kitchen.

Some things that are great to have on hand when prepping meals like this is a cutting board, sharp knives, and storage containers.

A top down look at the finished tomato salad with basil and marinade.

Those are just a few of my favorites. It’s nice to have quality tools on hand so that when you do have to prepare meals it’s not such a chore! If you haven’t heard so today…TREAT YO SELF! It makes meal time so much more enjoyable for me when I have things that I actually like using around me in the kitchen.

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How to make tomato salad with basil:

The only thing more simple than the ingredients we’re using here is the preparation. It’s quick, easy, and the longest bit is just letting the tomatoes marinate! What good would a marinated tomato salad be without the…you know…marinating 😉

A bowl full of the finished tomato salad ready to eat.

Let’s dive on in and see how great this recipe is, the longer you let it marinate the better. I like to let mine go overnight but you should give it at least an hour, keep that in mind for your preparation time!

In a medium bowl add the tomatoes, basil, shallots, and garlic. 

Chopping tomatoes

Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.

adding chopped ingredients to a bowl.

Stir the ingredients and drizzle with olive oil, Italian dressing, and red wine vinegar.

Adding seasoning and oil to the mix.

Stir until all ingredients are covered in liquids.

Dressing and marinade being added.

Refrigerate for at least a few hours until ready to serve.

Finished salad in a bowl with a fork ready to eat.

*Note the longer the tomatoes marinate, the softer the tomatoes will become. A few hours minimum, best over night.

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A bowl of the finished salad ready to eat.

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Yield: 8 Servings

Tomato Salad With Basil

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This super simple tomato salad with basil is fresh, delicious, and quick. You can have a batch ready in the time it takes to chop everything up and mix!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 Roma Tomatoes, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 small shallot, finely diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp low fat Italian Dressing
  • Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl add the tomatoes, basil, shallots, and garlic.
  2. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  3. Stir the ingredients and drizzle with olive oil, Italian dressing, and red wine vinegar.
  4. Stir until all ingredients are covered in liquids.
  5. Refrigerate for at least a few hours until ready to serve.

Notes

Note the longer the tomatoes marinate, the softer the tomatoes will become. A few hours minimum, best over night.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 36Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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