Tomato-Basil Salad

Few salads are as simple to prepare or as satisfying as wedges of garden ripe tomatoes and sweet basil leaves tossed with a light dressing. This salad is most flavorful when served at room temperature.

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds large cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ½ cup loosely packed Sweet basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Combine tomato and basil in a shallow serving bowl.

Whisk together olive oil and next 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Drizzle dressing over tomato mixture, and toss well to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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