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Summer Fest Easy Appetizer or Salad: Tomatoes with Basil Drizzle

August 24, 2010


I love serving fresh tomatoes this time of year instead of a salad. Since Summer Fest 2010 features tomatoes for its last week, I thought this was a perfect healthy and easy side dish or salad while tomatoes are at their peak. Add some thinly sliced mozzarella if you wish, or leave as is. This basil drizzle is also wonderful served over grilled chicken, steak, shrimp or pork. See Margaret and Away to Garden for more information on Summer Fest.

Fresh Tomatoes with Basil Drizzle

Prep: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 garlic clove
2 vine ripe red tomatoes, thinly sliced
2 yellow tomatoes, thinly sliced
1. In a blender or food processor, combine basil, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic, blending until smooth. Drizzle over sliced tomatoes.


5 Responses to “Summer Fest Easy Appetizer or Salad: Tomatoes with Basil Drizzle”
August, 25 2010at 08:26 am
Mmm, I am loving this summer fest theme! I actually have tons of basil to use Lunch! Here's what cooking in the tomato department over at Simple Bites: Sow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes! 14 Simple Ways to Enjoy Ripe Tomatoes: Enjoy!
August, 25 2010at 05:39 am
This is such a nice basil sauce to put over everything. I would enjoy it over fish, meats as well as these summer ripe tomatoes. Here is my contribution to Summer Fest this week: Bacon Guacamole Salsa
Alison says:
August, 25 2010at 08:43 am
Yum! Nothing like keeping it simple to let the fresh flavors shine through.
Brett says:
August, 25 2010at 09:49 am
I love a simple, fresh dish. My first year w/ a little container garden and have another round of cherokee purple (I think that's what they're called) heirloom tomatoes coming in and fresh basil growing like crazy. We'll put this together when the tomatoes finish ripening.
Elizabeth says:
August, 26 2010at 11:53 am
I made this last night and it was incredible! Everyone was raving how simple but how fabulous it was!

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