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Tomatoes with Basil Vinaigrette

Fresh summertime basil and tomatoes are a real treat when you serve a salad.

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  • Servings: 6

Source: Everyday Food, May 2006


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 6 large plum tomatoes, or medium vine-ripened tomatoes


  1. In a blender or mini food processor, combine oil, vinegar, mustard, basil, and 1 tablespoon water; blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. If not using right away, transfer to an airtight container; refrigerate, up to overnight.

  2. Slice tomatoes, and arrange on a serving plate; drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately.

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    1 MAR, 2010
    Good recipe, printed it. It would be nice if one could have the option of printing full page, or on index cards e.g 3 x 5. These are easily stored and can be categorised in a recipe box.