Fresh Tomato Salad

Fresh Tomato Salad

Prep Time: 0

Yield: 6

Fresh Tomato Salad

Ingredients

  • 5 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons crushed garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the tomato, onion, cucumber, bell pepper, basil, parsley, garlic and vinegar. Toss and add salt and pepper to taste. Chill and serve.
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Fresh Tomato Salad

Fresh Tomato Salad

Prep Time: 0

Yield: 4

Fresh Tomato Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 small red onion, chopped fine
  • 4 vine-ripened tomatoes
  • salt for sprinkling
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, shredded
  • extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • fresh ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Soak the onion in a bowl of ice water for at least 15 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Core and slice the tomatoes about 1/3" thick. Sprinkle each side lightly with salt (preferably kosher) and let drain on paper towels for about 10 minutes. (Alternatively, you could catch the tomato juices by draining them in a colander over a bowl and save the juices for a latter use). On each of the four plates, arrange overlapping slices of tomato. Sprinkle onion and mint over the tomatoes. Decoratively add a drizzle of olive oil. Finish with some fresh ground pepper.
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