Monday, August 17, 2009

Tomato Basil Salad

A delicious way to use up come fresh, hot tomatoes from the garden and a little basil. I made this dish with dinner yesterday along with the Pesto Risotto and Grilled Baby Patty Pans.

5-6 medium ripe tomatoes
1/3 cup basil leaves - firmly packed
3 tablespoons minced onion
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (optional)
Drizzle of olive oil
salt and pepper

Slice the tomatoes as thin as possible. Roughly chop the basil. Toss basil, tomatoes, and onion. Generously drizzle olive oil over the salad. Add salt and pepper and vinegar if desired. Toss. Set aside for at least 15 minutes for the flavor to develop.

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