Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Tomato Basil Salad
This is such an excellent siding for steaks or grilled meat dishes. Choose the really nice fresh crunchy cherry tomatoes. I was surprised to find packs of fresh cherry tomatoes at SM hypermart, quite on the expensive side. But I bought several packs anyway. We love tomatoes!
2 C Cherry tomatoes, halved, rinsed, dried
1 white onion, cut in half and thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 C basil leaves, washed, dried, chopped
2 T balsamic vinegar
1/4 C extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1. In a bowl, put together the cherry tomatoes, white onions, garlic and basil leaves.
2. Drizzle with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Toss together.
3. Refrigerate for a while to allow the flavors to develop. Toss again before serving. Season to taste.