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Grape Tomatoes and Fresh Basil Salad

Tomato Basil Salad

It doesn't get simpler than this salad, leave out the cheese if serving with a meat meal, keep it in and make it a light lunch with some crusty bread.  Summer tomatoes don't need much to make them shine. 

Always make sure to use a great quality extra virgin olive oil, we love Colavita

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  • 8Servings


  • 2 pints multi-colored grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced baby basil leaves, about 24 small leaves
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, such as Colavita
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Garnishes: mozzarella cheese (for dairy preparations)


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, basil, evoo, balsamic, salt, and pepper.
  2. Serve chilled.

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