Thursday, July 5, 2012

Tomatoes with Basil

During the Summer, we love reaping what we've sown, especially fresh from the garden tomatoes! 

Tomatoes with Basil

3 - 4 Garden Tomatoes
4 - 6 Inch Sprig of Sweet Basil
1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon Vinaigrette or Italian Dressing
Salt and Pepper to Taste
(Sometimes I add a clove of Garlic, but not always)

Begin by removing the leaves at the bottom of the basil.  Leave the top two to four leaves.  (I'll tell you why in a different post.)  Coarsely chop the leaves and stir them with the vinaigrette. 

Chop the tomatoes.  I use the handy dandy Vidalia Chop Wizard.

Toss with basil.  Add salt and pepper to taste. 

Mmm...  Fresh from the garden joy!  ;-)  -Marci


  1. YUM! Love this classic combination and that looks great! THanks for sharing this at the {what's shakin' link party}!!

  2. mmmmmm... my favorite in the summer. I can smell it already. What kind of chopper is that? Lisa

  3. Hi, Keri! 'Love the "What's Shakin' Party"! -Marci

  4. HI, Lisa! The chopper is called Vidalia Chop Wizard. We use it almost every day! We found ours at Target, but have seen them other places, too. -Marci


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